It’s not all about taking control. It’s about finding a balance between what you want and what your body actually needs. Food spiraling happens to the best and most seasoned “healthy” eaters, we all have our vices and there is not a single person out there who is 100% all the time, nor should there be. Learning to feed your body what it needs is a process, it isn’t something most of us can do over night and because it is a learning experience it takes practice, patience and kindness.
Navigating this thing people call intuitive eating or eating in moderation comes naturally to some of us, but for the rest of us it is a constant factor in how we navigate the grocery store, restaurant menus, the XL popcorn at the movies, among other things. Hopefully I haven’t discouraged you away from continuing to learn and try, because it DOES get so much easier!
Like anything the more you practice the better you get. You can’t expect to eat one salad and all of a sudden be some type of food moderating mastermind, but eventually those ups and downs won’t be so up and down, and those internal struggles will feel more like an itch. Until then here are 5 tips to help you develop that patience and kindness:
Give yourself a break, think of these hiccups as lessons, know that every time you experience a food spiral there is something new to learn about yourself and your journey. When you are ready pick yourself back up and get back to chasing those goals!
My name is Brittany, I am a Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Teacher and Certified Personal trainer. My hope is to help inspire, encourage and motivate others to live their happiest and healthiest lives.