I LOVE recovery. I LOVE pretty much all foods except for excessive amounts of mushrooms or too many olives. One of the biggest things I’ve learned as I’ve ‘relearned’ how to eat in freedom is that ALL FOODS fit. And just because I’m not ‘gaining’ weight anymore doesn’t mean I don’t eat pizza and ice cream and olive oil and nut butter, because now that’s normal eating for me. That’s why I wanted to do a podcast specifically devoted to this and encouraging those who are still struggling with being ok with adding in all the foods and fitting them all in as part of the daily/weekly eats.
Megan is one of those dietitians that is constantly challenging me to shift my mindset around different foods. She’s constantly posting thought provoking quotes and reminders on her Instagram that show me where I’m still needing a renewal of my mind, a change of mind when it comes to the way I see food.
Megan has a lot of freedom around food, and she’s an example to me of someone who has recovered in SOOO many ways from obsessions with food and exercise. She loves a good smoothie. She also will not make herself feel guilty if she didn’t have veggies.
That’s why Megan came on the podcast today. She’s going to encourage you and me that FOOD should not be an area of bondage, but one of freedom and enjoyment.
In today’s podcast Megan and I talked about:
– Why All Foods Should Fit
– Why Some Foods are More Demonized Than Others
– How Stressing Over Foods Can Affect You
– Reframing Our Thoughts Around those Foods
– Listening to Intuitive Eating Signals Instead of ‘I Should Have That’ or ‘I Shouldn’t Have That.’
– How to Discern Whether or Not You’re Having a Restrictive Thought or Just an Intuitive Thought Around Food
– How to Overcome Those Insidious Food Fears That You Still Have Lingering in Recovery
– Surrounding Yourself With A Healthy Food Atmosphere
– Some of Megan’s Favorite Foods That She Used to Think Didn’t Fit
– Why Fast Food/Potato Chips/Ice Cream All Fit
It’s taken me a LONG time to be reminded that all foods fit, and it’s ok to enjoy all foods. If I’m not craving a donut when everybody else is having a donut, that’s ok. If I’m not craving a salad when everybody else is having a salad, it’s ok to have more bread and maybe a little bit of salad or even a PB&J sandwich.
Now I would love to hear from you.
What’s your experience with allowing all foods to fit?
Have you found a way to incorporate the foods you’ve feared into your diet?