You’re scrolling through your explore page on Instagram and see women that look so “put together”. Perfect body, perfect smile, perfect life… right? Instagram filters mask what is real.. and they’re quick way to enhance your photos before posting on the gram. Very rarely do we get the raw, unedited version that is REAL life. So, unfortunately we now have unrealistic expectations of our own lives. You wonder what you could eat (or not eat) to be JUST LIKE HER. You think: What could you do to have a body like that? What diet do I have to start next to achieve her body?
You spend so much time analyzing everything you eat so that food loses it’s pleasure. You may even become afraid to eat certain things because you worry you’ll gain weight. You develop “fear foods” and “safe foods”. You start missing out on social events – you’re afraid to eat out because there’s no nutrition label on the food you get at a party or restaurant. You start keeping a food diary and tally up the calories you’re eating in a day. You start over-exercising to compensate for what you ate. You try paleo, whole30, keto, intermittent fasting, etc. Which one is best?
In my opinion… none of them.
From personal experience, dieting can cause unhealthy relationships with food and honestly, it’s very hard to come back from that.
So how do you figure out what your body needs to be your BEST self?
You really need to tune into yourself and dig deep within. Learn when your body is hungry and when you’re satisfied. Be aware of your physical hunger, food preferences and satiety cues.. all while being free to eat WHAT YOU WANT. It seems like it’s contradictory. How do you stay aware of what you’re eating all while enjoying your food without worries?
I’m here to teach you how to love food again – if you’re recovering from an eating disorder, if you’ve tried diet after diet, or if you’ve just had an unhealthy relationship with food.
By working with me, you’ll learn:
- how to stop tracking your calories and start listening to what your body needs
- how to eat and enjoy foods you love without guilt
- how to stop the mental anxiety around your next meal
- how to eat mindfully and in moderation
- there are no bad foods
- how to live your life without food being in control
Gabrielle Terzano, MS Nutrition – Obesity and Nutritional Health