Food Isn't "Good" Or "Bad" Neither Are You

Food isn't "good" or "bad" and neither are you.⁣⁣


⁣⁣Your moral value isn't related to your food choices.⁣⁣

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I am very sorry that we are all so used to hearing how horrible we are as humans if we choose to eat a cookie, and how amazing and healthy we are if we choose a salad or a diet shake. ⁣⁣

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It's a systematic issue that profits on our deepest insecurities. Now THAT is wrong. NOT what you are eating.⁣⁣

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We need to stop feeling bad about the foods we choose to eat, because it impacts a lot more than our waistlines.⁣⁣

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👉It increases our stress levels, which messes with our digestion, and tricks our self worth into thinking it solely relies on the number on the scale.⁣⁣

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Now don't get me wrong, FOOD IS POWERFUL, that's the reason I became a Nutritionist in the first place. The funny thing is though, the more I continued to worked with people the more I realized it's our relationship with food that matters most.⁣⁣

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This is why our internal narrative around food is so important.⁣⁣

I know introspective work is not nearly as sexy as a magic diet shake that promises the world but hey, it's worth it in the long run, you can't "shed" or "gain" or eat away emotional turmoil.⁣⁣

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Pay super close attention to your diaolgue. Question why you feel bad if you eat a cookie. What foods do you fear? Start there.⁣⁣

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Understand that there is absolutely nothing wrong with you, ⁣⁣

a b s o l u t e l y nothing, if you choose to eat a cookie, chips, a donut...whatever your fear foods are.⁣⁣

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Understand that your value has NOTHING to do with your weight. ⁣⁣

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The thing that IS wrong is diet culture.⁣⁣

Emily Manuel, B.A, RHN, CYT
 

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