« another woman’s beauty is not the absence of your own »⠀
how long did it take me to sincerely believe in it ?
for years, i was only seeing the good side in other people and what was wrong with me. i was seeing beautiful, radiating women, and how did i envy them... i was persuaded that i would eventually get it, when i will make every effort to reach the perfect physique, the physique that will make me happy
✨ today, i realize those women are first and foremost women who accept themselves. that we all have insecurities, whether we are small, thin, tall, or curvy. that beauty is not a matter of appearance, but of attitude. and that the most beautiful attitude of all, is to to learn to love yourself ❤️
« la beauté d’une autre femme n’implique pas l’absence de la tienne »⠀
combien de temps m’a-t-il fallu avant d’y croire sincèrement ?
pendant des années, je ne voyais que ce qui allait chez les autres et ce qui n’allait pas chez moi. je voyais des femmes belles, rayonnantes, et qu’est-ce que j’enviais leur confiance en soi...
j’étais persuadée que moi aussi, je l’obtiendrais, lorsque je mettrais tout en oeuvre pour atteindre le physique parfait, le physique qui me rendrait heureuse ✨ aujourd’hui, j’ai compris que ces femmes sont en fait avant tout des femmes qui s’acceptent. que le complexe n’a pas de monopole et qu’il nous concerne toutes, que l’on soit petite, grande, ronde, ou mince.
que la beauté n’est pas une question de physique mais d’attitude. et que la plus belle attitude qui soit, c’est celle d’apprendre à accepter et à aimer son corps ❤️
11 hours ago
Ever since i learned how to make homemade bagels (thx @_afreshpurefood ❤️), i’ve been trying diff combos and making them non stop 😎 it takes 5 min to throw the ingredients together, 18 to bake, and voilá! meet paleo chocolate chip cinnamon bagels 🍩 also! can we chat diet labels for a sec? just because i tell you that a recipe is paleo, vegan, gluten free, nut free, etc—doesn’t mean i’m promoting a specific diet, or that everything i post has to be “healthified” in some way. i share because knowing these things are helpful for some people following these lifestyles and because some people just can’t. eat. gluten. knowledge is power friends 💯 eat what makes you feel your best!
1 cup almond flour
1 tb coconut flour
1/2 tb arrowroot powder
1 tb ground flax
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tb honey
2 tb apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
1/2 tsp cinnamon
instructions: preheat oven to 350. in one bowl, mix the dry ingredients. in a small bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients. pour wet into the dry mixture and stir together. scoop batter into the donut pan (this made 4 bagels). sprinkle chocolate chips and cinnamon on top and bake for 18 min! #kalejunkie
As the founder of #boycottthebefore, a campaign that challenges the “before” photos that are shared in eating disorder recovery transformations, i’m hesitant to share this, but i also know this topic is very nuanced. in my struggles and recovery, i’ve been all sorts of sizes. in my advocacy, i work hard to disprove that only thin people struggle. we are so much more than a “before” photo. the validity of our struggles is real no matter our size. eating disorders are first and foremost mental illnesses.
with that being said, i felt compelled to share this side that i don’t often share because i saw the trailer for @debbyryan ‘s #insatiable and i’m so upset. i’m upset because you see that girl on the left? that’s me when i was a teenager. my “harmless” diet quickly turned into restricting and purging daily. at my smallest size, i was the most miserable.
i share this because i’m begging the creators of this series to hear. these messages insinuating that f*t people are worthless, and that the best revenge is losing weight, are so dangerous.
i weigh more than i did in the first photo, but i’m the happiest i’ve ever been! i’m in more solid ground in my recovery. i’m intuitively eating and moving my body in ways that have nothing to do with wanting to look good and everything to do with feeling good.
getting her mouth wired shut, and using that as an excuse to not eat, and making it the grand reason why the main character lost weight and found happiness, is thinspiration.
i know without a doubt that insatiable would have solidified the idea that thinness and revenge were my only goals in life as a 16 year old. today, my heart hurts for my younger self. we need to discuss the vulnerability of impressionable viewers here. they deserve content that positivity influences them.
i commend everyone sharing their story and speaking out against eating disorders and dieting. you are not overreacting and i am proud of you for speaking up.
for me, the best revenge i ever had was not even caring about what people think about me — it was no longer wanting revenge, but actual healing for myself.
I ate a bagel today with cream cheese. i had a protein bar. coffee. greek yogurt with granola. chicken & green beans. an apple. some dried mangos. a little disappointed that i denied myself tofu pad thai because it was too high in calories. thought i was going to workout today but plans changed when i had to babysit my nephew. not sure what i’ll eat for dinner but i’ll get there when i’m hungry & i’ll have a glass of wine with my fam.
it’s not perfect. i’m working on having actual meals instead of just snacking.
but i’m learning to love & nourish myself a little more every moment. so tomorrow i’ll be better & maybe tonight i’ll try out the pad thai, idk.
i can’t wait to workout tomorrow and not because i didn’t get to today, but because it’s my way of taking care of myself.
tomorrow probably won’t be perfect either but i’m down to figure it out ❤️
thanks for tuning in on mik’s full day of livin her happiest life. @balanceathletica in pine! #findyourbalance#balanceathletica#edrecovery#unleashyourstrength#beautyhasnosize#bodypositive
So many people say the same thing at the start of their recovery from diet culture: all i can think about is food! and how could you not? the wellness diet pushes us to restrict our intake and deprive ourselves of the foods we enjoy, and the result is a persistent deprivation mindset. and when the body senses deprivation, what does it do? it pushes us to eat! suddenly our biology drives us so powerfully toward food that it can feel out of control, or like an addiction. but this food preoccupation is not your fault, and it’s not an addiction. it's diet culture's fault, and it can be healed through rejecting the diet mentality, giving yourself unconditional permission to eat *all* foods, and all the other principles of intuitive eating.
if you’re deep in the disordered mindset right now, it can be a long road to get back to intuitive eating—the innate wisdom about food and movement that we were all born with. but trust that with time, support, and practice, you *can* get back to a place where you don’t think about food 24/7—freeing you up for so many other things that really matter.
thank you to @bampowlife aka victoria welsby for this quote, and for coming on the show this week! be sure to give the new episode a listen :) if you want to hear more about haes, intuitive eating, and body liberation, head on over to wherever you get your podcasts and download the latest episode of food psych today!
and if you’re ready for a deeper dive into all things anti-diet, come check out my intuitive eating online course at christyharrison.com/course ❤️
13 hours ago
This was a part of my #dinner ! bbq with my class 😍😩🙏🏼 i grilled meat for the first time on my own and i’m quite proud of myself since it was actually good 🌝🌝 a friend of mine made couscous salad and d**n i filled up a box and took it to my house because it was delicious as heck .🤤😍 i think i’ll eat it with tomorrow’s lunch 😍now one of my good friends and i watch tv and eat some bomb snacks 🤓🤤 im fighting for days like this🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
good night xx ❤️❤️
7 hours ago
Savoury oats on this hot stormy day and i’m not ☝🏻 bit bothered about it for some reason i don’t know 🤷🏻♀️ guys don’t knock savoury oats until you try them, literally kicking myself that i hadn’t made them earlier! basically risotto made quick and easy- perfect for a quick bfast, lunch, or dinner.... like you can’t go wrong with them!
to make👉🏻 1 cup rolled oats, 2 1/2 cups veggie broth, 1/2 tsp granulated garlic, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1/4 tsp cumin, and s + p. to make i just slowly cooked the oats over a medium-low heat until i reached desired consistency. folded in some sautéed cremini mushrooms and purple kale. topped with avo, sesame seeds, siracha (major 🔑 player), roasted butternut (1 cup of cubes butternut squash with 1 tbsp @chosenfoods avo oil with 1/2 tsp of paprika on 400 for 20 ish minutes), chives, and microgreens 😏 you could totally add peas, egg, sweet potato, whatever you like to them- you do you! i don’t say this about all things, but pls try cause you won’t regret it 🤤
When was the last time y’all had a grilled cheese that looked this good? 👀🤤
Fog is the best weather for tea drinking, cudding, and of course running! .
💔when my time comes forget the wrong that i've done, help me leave behind some reasons to be missed. don't resent me when you're feeling empty, keep me in your memory and leave out all the rest... hope you're resting easy, chester.
the last 2 weeks have been ups and downs. first i was triggered almost everyday, struggled & used disordered eatings to cope - never been that weak before. then i decided, with the help from an extremely supportive friend, to get it over with all the disordered behaviors - i dined out with her, we got a coupon from our favorite gelato place & made a goal to collect all the stamps (for free ice-cream!). i confessed to her my fears of eating nonstop when i get my guard off in front of foods, and she, being a normal person without any history of ed, told me: "then don't stop! everyone does snacking on fried chickens or instant noodles at 3am at some points because they want to. emotional eating is normal. it's not even a coping mechanism or a bad thing, it's just doing what you want." and how i loved the words. to take eating as lightly as any other motions you have throughout the day & don't give extra values to the type and the quantity of foods that you eat, is such a humanly normal, yet so brave and liberating, mindset.
then the urge to gorge on sugary foods has finally stopped. it just stopped, probably cuz my body has understood that those foods are not going anywhere so no need to freak out and stock up (as @ownitbabe always says). i have a pretty balanced appetite now. i feel free. i've been ed-free for a week, and yes, i still dislike how my legs put on an extra layer of f*t and how my ribs aren't as visible as they used to be, and from time to time my brain still schemes a new diet routine for me to start now that i'm "recovered enough." that's why i'm typing out and posting this now, for the sake of accountability, that i'm not going to buy into any b******t and i'm not heading straight back into orthorexia, anorexia, and bulimia (i'm barely out of it anyway, need to get completely out). no, no, and no. restriction was not rewarding and did not give me any streak of confidence or self-worth, so why?
it's only been a good week. i want to aim for longer, for as long as i can. stay strong, i will. #edrecovery#nourishnotpunish#foodisfuel#foodfreedom#antidiet
Fotd- ms, quest bar. breakfast, banana ice cream, like 5 spoon full of pudding, 2 peaches, an apple. snack, cranberries, and popcorn. lunch, sub, and beans. as, honey roasted peanuts. dinner, whole wheat pasta, snack well cookies, and fig newtons.#anorexiawarrior#anorexiarecovery#anarecovery recovery#recovery#anorexia#anorexiarecovery#ed#food#edrecovery#eds#recoveryfood#recoverywin#recoveryispossible#recoveryday#recoveryjourney#prorecovery#recoveryishard#recoveryaccount#recoverytime#facerecovery#recoveryfood#anorexiarecovery#disorder#help#mealplan#mealplanssuck#eattingdisorderrecovery#eattingdisorders#eattingdisorder#anarexianervosa#ana#anarecovery#anarexianervosarecovery
Me asking the bikini gods to help me with the rest of this prep 💆🏼♀️ (no rlly i don’t know what’s going on this is just how i pose now)
so time is really flying by.
only 5 1/2 weeks until this awkward little nug steps back on stage for the 4th time 🤘🏼 👙
it’s been a stressful month in the prep world, but i am back in sync and ready to show you guys what i’ve been working so hard for! #bodybyoangel#bodybyo
Porridge | since we are now well into winter, breakfast for me lately has often been the humble bowl of porridge cereal 🥣 over the years i’ve gone through phases of what i add to my porridge. currently i had about half a grated zucchini to bump up my veg and fibre intake. i use @uncletobys rolled oats as opposed to quick oats as they’re less processed and keep me fuller for longer. i also really like adding beaten egg whites 🥚 too- which may sound bizarre but hear me out.....they add this amazing creaminess when they’re cooked and they really ramp up the protein of the meal, making sure i’m satiated and able to stay focused until lunch time. i also like to add chia seeds for fibre and healthy fats and recently i’ve added @loving_earth organic maca powder for enhanced energy 🤸♀️ and the benefits it offers. to female hormones. i then love to top them with my fav fruit and a seed mix. if you take just one thing away from this post...make sure your porridge has protein...so often my clients tell me they make theirs up with only water, please please add a soy or cows milk, egg whites, a natural protein powder, nuts 🥜 and/or seeds etc and notice how much better you feel 👌