Just so we’re clear…
Your eating is not a test.
There’s no “success” or “failure.”
There’s no honor roll or detention.
There’s not someone deciding whether you earned an A or a B+ or a C- today.
I know that might be hard to process. It might be 100% against how you think about food.
I mean, it’s also pretty different from how our culture generally talks about food:
“I’ve been so bad today! I had fries with lunch.”
“I’ve been so good all week — I had a salad every day.”
“I keep messing up with my eating; I don’t know what to do.”
But it’s true. Your eating is not a test. There is no gold star to be had.
It’s just you, having a body, making a choice. Then making another choice.
Sure, those choices have consequences. All choices do. But that doesn’t mean that you did or did not earn a trophy of “goodness” based on that choice.
So just take good care of yourself, okay?
And if you’re having trouble detaching yourself from this “good vs. bad” mindset around food — or if you find yourself frustrated with your eating a lot — you might benefit from joining the Dessert Club.
The Dessert Club is an 8-week, small group class in why you eat the way you do, and how you can feel like a normal and happy person around food. One past participant said, "If you're considering signing up, I'd say, "DO IT".
There’s two groups starting in July, so there’s a good chance there’s a time that works for you. Learn more here.
As always, I’m sending you strength + support for the week ahead. You’ve got this.