It Isn’t “Fun” Versus “Nutrition”
You will have more fun, eat more healthfully, and be thinner if you reconnect with your healthy thin mentality.
Frequently, being over concerned about nutrition gets in the way, because we don’t believe that we can be trusted to know what to eat. So we make such drudgery out of it! We count calories, food groups, measure our portions. Ugh!
If this is how you want to spend your time, money, and energy, have at it! But with a healthy thin mentality, you will be able to relax around food, and be thin and healthy.
You will find that:
- Your body leads you to all kinds of foods and good nutrition depending on what you need on any given day.
- Your food preferences will change in the absence of food rules. Do you think you LOVE Cheetos? I thought I did. I very occasionally eat some, but now that I am free, those little orange puff balls have lost their magic. (Still good, but just a few will do!)
- When food has no power over you, you feel more powerful. This leads to all sorts wonderful side effects including improved self esteem and optimism.
- You will have more time and energy for other more important and fulfilling endeavors- Career? Children? Cleaning? Music? Whatever, you choose!
So, yes nutrition is important. But instead of force feeding it, let your body lead you to it.
Check in frequently with this idea because you are bombarded with the opposite message every single day of your life!