Our bodies are really, really smart. they know when they need to eat, drink, use the bathroom, get more of a certain nutrient (cravings, anyone?), rest, or move. they know so much more than we can intellectually comprehend.
when we try to force our bodies into a certain size and manipulate them through dieting or disordered behaviors with food, we're interfering with their natural processes. we're getting in the way of our bodies figuring things out for themselves. but if we take a step back and let them do their job, they'll get to exactly where they need to be.
maybe the size your body naturally settles at is larger than you'd like. but the answer isn’t to try to shrink yourself, because that will only result in negative mental and physical health outcomes for you. the answer is to fight back against the internalized fatphobic ideas you have about bodies—ideas you inherited from a system that’s designed to make you feel bad about yourself so that it can profit off of selling you the “solution"—and to let go of attempts at weight management. your weight manages itself.
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 ❤️
Hunger is a biological sign that your body needs fuel. it’s not something you have to “manage”, aka suppress, until the diet rules tell you it’s okay to eat. you can take care of you. there is power is satisfying your body’s needs.
Every person has magic in them, they just don’t know they possess it ✨
[ it will become personal today guys, so please, take some time to read it ]
self love is a complicated topic. four years ago, you wouldn’t have been able to talk me into wearing a croptop, even if i had pretty much the same weight as now.
i wasn’t happy about myself. probably because i wasn’t practicing any sport, partying a bit too much, didn’t sleep enough, and my studies were definitely not what i wanted to do in my life.
in result, i wasn’t fulfilled nor mentally or physically.
mentally, it took at turn when i changed university, started a bachelor in communication and really loved what i was doing.
and weirdly, physically i already felt better! i was more and more in peace with myself, even if my body didn’t change.
but at the end of the last summer, i noticed that i had put on weight. living cosy in my new life, i hadn’t pay so much attention, but it wasn’t healthy.
soooo: time to come back at the gym, and, approximately 6 months later, i’m back to my original weight, but stronger, leaner and with more muscles 💪🏼
in conclusion (that’s what i wanted you to read), i felt better, not because i lost weight, instead my life changed and i found a sport i love because i feel powerful doing it! i enjoy being able to run further, lift heavier and be more agile! and that’s what i aim to continue 😊
never let anyone diminish your self worth, and don’t underestimate the effect of your general life on your vision of yourself ❤️ (magical effects by @plotagraph app)