I'm gonna say this one loud and clear: Your body doesn't deserve to be punished because eating is not a crime.
Even if you ate past the point of comfort. Regardless of what size your body is. Eating. Is. Not. A. Crime. And treating your body like it is by restricting or compulsively trying to "work off" the calories you consumed is more likely to throw you into a diet/binge cycle than help you find balance.
There's nothing wrong with wanting to prioritise getting some more nutrients after a not-so-nutritious phase of eating, but that doesn't have to mean making food choices from a place of guilt, shame or body hatred. Having a healthy relationship with food (one that isn't built on obsession or punishment) is just as important as the nutrients. Because mental health is health too.
If you're struggling today and you're not sure how to deal with the food guilt, please please consider looking into intuitive eating before starting a crash diet or "cleanse" (spoiler alert: those don't work). Check out Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon 🥯 Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole & Elyse Resch 🥧 Just Eat It by Laura Thomas 🍉 follow people here like @laurathomasphd @encouragingdietitian
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Once more: your body doesn't deserve to be punished because eating is not a crime. 💜💙💚🌈🌞 [Image description: a tweet that reads: I know your brain might be telling you that you're a failure because of how much you ate yesterday and maybe the food guilt is overwhelming so I'm just here to say: you're allowed to enjoy food. You are not a failure. You don't need to "make up for it". You still need to eat today.] #intuitiveeating #foodguilt #edrecovery #anarecovery #haes
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I need to hear this every day!
💜 Thank you
Needed to hear this today - thank you
Thank you! 💛💛💛
I needed this today. On particularly bad illness days, my body tends to only be able to keep junk like McDonald’s down- I think because it’s not actual food- so yesterday I ate junk. I felt sickish and like a pig afterward... and I woke up feeling like a failure today. So, thanks for this.
i do not control da eating disorder
I had two of my best friends come over yesterday to make a big tapas style dinner of everything we love (a lot of cheese in everything), and I'm now eating the leftovers today and probably again tomorrow. The voices are loud today but I'm trying to just enjoy it, I'm too poor and the food is to good to be wasted or thrown away. This post helped a little in reassuring the positive voices I also have about this food. It's not perfect but I am trying.
Thank you for this.
thank you, i really needed this
When I started to read this, it made me cry in seconds because- thats so how I feel lately. I love and hate eating at the same time. cause I wanna be as perfect and fit as alot of these ppl are on social media or even few ppl I know and admire, I sometimes starve myself just bc I feel uncomfortable with my legs or my "not always perfect flat stomach". It's not that ppl tell me I would be fat or something like that, they even compliment me and my body sometimes, it's just me, me who is criticising my body. It's all made up in my head for some reason, and I guess, that's kinda the worse part..(I don't even think someone is goin to read this, so I guess .. that's why I even dare to write it down, my toughts so, yeah- feels kinda relieving ..)
I needed this 😢❤️
Just finish some BOMB saag paneer 😋