I shared this Instagram post about practicing Food Freedom because it’s honestly one of the MOST important things you can do!!! If you want to immediately start making progress on your Food Freedom journey, it’s time to PRACTICE!
FOOD FREEDOM TAKES PRACTICE
I’m not afraid of carbs anymore 🤗 and this is how I did it! I seriously CAN’T TELL YOU ENOUGH how important it is to PRACTICE food freedom, so I decided to show you 😉
STEP 1: ADD CARBS TO A LOW-CARB MEAL
To make it way easier to make progress in your Food Freedom journey, make sure you take baby steps! One of my favorite ways that I stopped being afraid of carbs was to add some form of bread to my eggs in the morning.
*practices by eating a savory low-carb breakfast and adds corn tortillas or toast*
STEP 2: EAT CARBS IN A HIGH-CARB MEAL
In order to make even more progress, the next step is something a little more challenging. I found the best way for me to kick it up a notch was to eat a bowl of oatmeal because it tackled even more of my fears: a high carb meal and sugar.
*practices by eating a sweet higher-carb breakfast with oats, honey, and banana*
PRACTICE IS HARD, BUT IT’S MORE THAN WORTH IT
The thing with practicing is it takes time, and it takes way more time than you probably want it to. And here’s the deal: you have to DO IT ANYWAYS 🙌🏼. You can’t feel the fear and hear the dieting-ed voice in your head and listen to it!!! It will always tell you not to do the things you need to embrace food freedom 🙄
Which is why you have to listen to the recovery-food freedom voice that tells you it’s okay to be scared and you can do it anyways!!! 💪🏼 (I know it’s not that easy… but it’s what you need to do to move forward!) So this is how it works.
2 STEP YOU NEED TO FOLLOW
STEP 1: TAKE BABY STEPS
1️⃣ We take a baby step that’s way more manageable than if we decided to jump right in head first. This is important for a few reasons: it’s not as scary so there’s a bigger chance you’ll actually do it. AND when you do it, you’ll gain the confidence you need to keep taking those small steps again and again 🌟And this doesn’t just work for carbs, it works for everything. Overcoming the fear of carbs was just the example.
AFTER YOU GAIN CONFIDENCE FROM REPEATING STEP 1️⃣👇🏼
STEP 2: KICK IT UP A NOTCH
2️⃣ We take a bigger step and tackle something that’s even more challenging. And this still won’t be super easy and it’s probably going to feel like when you first started taking baby steps. BUT THE HARDEST PART IS STARTING‼️
TAKEAWAY: KEEP PRACTICING TO BUILD UP YOUR CONFIDENCE
Because once you gain your confidence you will be able to handle more and more until you don’t even realize you’re riding your bike without training wheels anymore 😍🥰 It’s an incredible feeling!
Of course, there are a few things you have to keep in mind:
👉🏼If you’re not taking the steps because you don’t want to gain weight, it’s time to really work on that fear that’s probably fueling the entire dieting-ed fire 🔥
👉🏼Sometimes you’ll be making great progress then take a few steps back or get stalled – and it’s usually because of something that caused extra stress or anxiety in your life. Don’t let that discourage you, it happens to all of us! KEEP GOING ❤️
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