My Body, My Self 

HOW TO HAVE A CASUAL and RELAXED RELATIONSHIP 

WITH FOOD AND YOUR BODY

Basic Recipe:  

1.    SELF AWARENESS: Become aware of the messages you have recieved that have influenced your relationship with your body and food.

  • UNPLUG from diet culture's body ideal
  • understand and come to love your own AUTHENTIC BEAUTY
  • become aware of your EATING INTENTIONS: WHY you WANT to eat 
  • become aware of your EMOTIONS around your body and food

2.     FOCUS ON HEALTH, NOT WEIGHT: develop an inutitive, weight-neutral, health-centered approach to SELF-CARE: 

  • TRUST your body to intuitively understand what it needs
  • eat when hungry and stop eating when full,
  • choose food that makes you physically feel good
  • move your body with joy

3.     FOCUS ON COMPASSION, NOT CRITICISM: create understanding and learning

  • employ compassion, forgiveness and humor in your self-awareness journey
  • understand where feelings of judgment and shame are not serving your self-care ideals
  • understand where deprivation and guilt may be driving your eating behavior
  • learn to assess, respect, and meet your own physical and emotional needs

4.     COMMUNITY

  • surround yourself with like-minded friends
  • educate the other people in your life realizing that they simply may not 'get it' yet