Whenever I’m working with a client on intuitive eating, this question usually comes up…
“Is it okay for me to want to be healthy? To want to eat healthy/nourishing foods?”
The answer is: of course!
I mean… even in my own story, which you can read here… I end by sharing what I learned from getting to my lowest weight ever: “Being thin is not going to make you happy; being healthy (mentally, emotionally, and physically) will!”
Another one of my clients described it like this “I want health without obsession.”
I understood her when she said this. It’s like we were speaking exactly the same language.
It’s what I wanted when I was in the thick of dieting too.
I want to feel good in my skin and eat intuitively.
I want to trust my body and feel healthy.
I want to take care of myself without dieting.
Are you in the same boat? If you are… Here’s what I want you to know…
It’s not a sin, as an intuitive eater, to want to be healthy or to want to eat healthy foods. Healthy foods are not “bad.”
It’s not bad to be a human who wants to feel good.
Here’s the difference:
- Health without obsession comes from a place of self-care
- Health with obsession comes from a place of self-control
It’s simply that we want to check what our “come from” is…
At this point in YOUR journey, where are you coming from? A place of self-care or self-control?
Share your thoughts/questions with me in the comments below!