Let’s Change Our Relationship with Food, Ok?

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard or expensive.

Eating healthy doesn’t mean never enjoying cookie dough or cheezits.

Eating healthy doesn’t mean going on a diet or counting calories.

Eating healthy isn’t about reaching a number on the scale or fitting into your old high school jeans.

None of these things are “bad” or “wrong”. They make work well for some people and that’s great! But when we obsess over calories, numbers, and what qualifies as “healthy food” that’s when we enter dangerous territory. That’s when we develop a bad relationship with food.

Eating healthy fuels our bodies with good nutrients so we can go out and live boldly in the calling God gave to us.

Our bodies are good. At every size. And every shape. It’s hard to remember that in a world so obsessed with perfection and diet culture, right? I’m there with you.

I have been feeling more self conscious because my diastasis recti makes me still look a couple months pregnant. Plus breastfeeding hunger is a beast and I feel like I’m constantly eating. BUT numbers and the size of my jeans don’t define me. And they don’t define you!

Limiting our food, worrying about eating “too much”, and trying to keep up with the latest diet isn’t sustainable. Or healthy. Or worth it. Trust me, I’ve tried.

Let’s work on changing our thought process around food this summer, ok?

Don’t overthink it, eat what makes you feel good and stop when you’re full. Let yourself indulge your sweet tooth a little. Life is more fun that way 😉

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