It’s been a hell of a day. Your boss seems to have lost their mind, your computer randomly died in the middle of an important Zoom meeting, you had to run out for groceries and of course, traffic was a sh*t show. What is the first thing you do when you get home?
First things first, before I jump into Tough Love Coach Mode: Good job looking under these rocks and being honest. It's never easy to delve into these topics, and the fact that you took this quiz shows that you're committed to growth!!
The bad news: I hate to break it to you, Boo, but your relationship with food is a teensy bit toxic. (Cue Britney Spears.) This is a great opportunity for you to look at how you eat, not just what you eat, simplify as much as possible, and really internalize that nutrition doesn’t exist in a good-or-bad world.
You’re not a dog, and you don’t need to reward yourself with food. You can eat what you like because you like it, you don't have to earn it in advance, or burn it off later!
And BTW: your cravings are super important messages that unfortunately don't always say what they mean.
But here's the deal: none of this is your fault.
We've been programmed since birth to relate to food this way! The good news is, now that you know, you can start the process of breaking up with diet culture and discovering what your unique, marvelous body needs to feel nourished.
Okay, I see you doing your work out there! You see that you could actually *gasp* ENJOY food without guilt, and you're learning to listen to your body and what it needs.You may still have some “old patterns” in your relationship with food; maybe food still seems like a reward, or you sometimes think you’re “good” or “bad” for eating certain foods.You may also be following some kind of strict calorie- or point-counting regimen, or trying to stick to someone else’s diet “rules”, which may not be a sustainable long-term plan.Now is a great time to learn what YOUR rules need to be, and when to break them, start shifting away from that calorie-counting life, focus on your digestion as well as your diet, and be a little adventurous!!Pro tip: it’s easier to do this in community. Surround yourself with other people who are trying to cultivate a healthy food-mindset! Even though we are mostly making connections online at the moment, evaluate who in your life has a healthy relationship with food and keep them close. And just remember there's nothing wrong with you - you were born into diet culture.Kudos to you for taking the road less traveled.
Proud of you, Boo! You listen to your body and avoid extreme thinking. You value nourishing yourself and eating mindfully. Some days are a little out of balance, but for the most part, you have a healthy relationship with food and your body. You aim for moderation, and you know that one delicious indulgence isn’t going to ruin your health goals.You likely inspire other people to break free from the constraints of diet culture, whether you know it or not! Thanks for being that kind of person. Keep on listening to your body, and deepening your capacity for self-compassion. Your focus can now be on fine-tuning and personalizing your nutrition, and continuing to deepen to your intuitive body-trust.