Eating healthy should not focus on weight loss or about weight at all. Eating healthy, should mean exactly what it’s saying: to eat healthy, to consume healthy ingredients, to nourish your body with healthy meals. What eating healthy should not mean is “I am unhappy with my body. I need to lose weight. I am ‘eating healthy’ to get to the weight and body I desire.”
What eating healthy should not mean is “I am unhappy with my body. I need to lose weight. I am ‘eating healthy’ to get to the weight and body I desire.”
For a lot of us, the reason why we are choosing to adopt healthier diets stems from a dissatisfaction towards our body. The common mindset is we are eating healthy because:
- I am unhappy with my body.
- The only way to be happy with myself is to eat healthier so I can lose weight.
- I can only be happy if I lose weight.
From reading the three points above, it is clear this path is set for failure. This type of self talk breeds criticism. This type of self disgust reminds ourselves that we’re not good enough. Think about it, if this negativity is where we’re leading from, how can negativity result in positive self-love? How can this attitude help us become happier in our own skin? There are many ways on how to you counter negative self-talk, here are some ways to help you start.
A shift in mindset is necessary. Eating healthy should be about nourishing the body with the right fuel. It’s about improving your health by consuming quality ingredients through the meals you consume! It’s about eating right to feel good. It’s about an attitude to celebrate our bodies and what we have by feeding our one and only body quality meals it deserves. The more we love ourselves the more we will want to treat our body right and feed it well.