I shared this Instagram post about Food Freedom vs. Diet Culture and so many of you connected with it that I HAD to share it here!! The whole thing comes down to 3 major lessons that I learned at brunch with my boyfriend, Mick, and I’m sharing those with you right now. LET’S DO THIS!
PROGRESS IS PROGRESS!!!
The thing I’d like to point out is 👉🏼 ordering this was still such a WIN. I did better! I got bread 🍞 which is something I struggled with in the past and I was extremely proud of myself for doing so 💯
BUT WHAT DID I REALLY WANT?
BUT, I still did NOT get the scary thing I really wanted… pancakes 🥞🙄 This was a while back and TONS has changed since we last went out to this brunch place, so next time we go, I’m getting what I really want 👏🏼 So let’s go over what I learned.
3 THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT FOOD FREEDOM AT BRUNCH
1️⃣ORDER TO BE FULL VS. GET SOMETHING LIGHT
Mick orders based on how FULL it’s going to make him, while I looked at how LIGHT the meals are. 🤦♀️Remind me again why I should order a meal just to be hungry a little while later? MY BODY CAN HANDLE MORE FOOD 🙌🏼
2️⃣EAT WHAT’S DELICIOUS VS. HEALTHY
Mick picks food based on deliciousness 👉🏼which makes total sense if you’re going out of your way to try a new restaurant and enjoy a meal with your family. DUH. But in my mind, I sat there thinking, “how can I pick a healthy meal so that it’s closest to how I normally eat?” aka at the time, super clean and super healthy 🙄
3️⃣GET WHAT I WANT VS. WHAT I CAN HAVE
The biggest mistake I made was asking myself what can I HAVE, instead of what do I WANT? I thought in terms of looking at the menu and eliminating the things that I DEFINITELY wouldn’t be able to eat 👉🏼 then picking from the remaining (most boring) things on the menu. But what’s the point of going out of your way to a new restaurant? EATING SOMETHING YUMMY AND SATISFYING and getting what you want! ❤️
TAKEAWAY: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE
It’s not about being perfect and ordering like Mick from now on, it’s about PRACTICING‼️ It’s about changing the questions you ask yourself when you’re ordering at a restaurant or cooking for yourself 👉🏼 so you can have a relationship with food that actually makes you happy 🥰
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