I am so damn sorry. You didn’t know it at the time (and you still might not), but I hurt you.
To you, the college girl, the blogger, the mom, whoever, that started following me 9 years ago (and might still be) I am so sorry for everything that I did to contribute to an industry that’s ultimate goal is to profit off of your failure.
What most people get right about Intuitive Eating is that it’s “not dieting.” What they get wrong is pretty much everything else (us especially, before we did our research).
So today we’re sharing answers to our top 10 most asked questions about Intuitive Eating. Keep in mind that Intuitive Eating is complex and runs deep. While we try to be complete in our answers, you should consider this just the tip of the Intuitive Eating iceberg!
...the older I get, the more diverse the women in my life become, the more personal stories I listen to, and the more and more I realize that I'm supporting and representing an industry that goes against everything I actually believe in.
CONFESSION: We actually don’t love the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend here at Hot & Healthy Habits. We love that it gives so many women a chance to join the HHH community at a discount (we really love that) but we hate the sales-y "BUY NOW AND SAVE" lingo weekends like this call for. Why? Because it reminds of us our past. (Not to be over dramatic, but for real.)
No one said that dieting is easy, but do you know what's harder? Quitting them. Most of us have a ton of experiencing dieting, and little to no experience trusting our body to tell us what, when and how much to eat (aka: intuitive eating). On top of that, with all the genius marketing in the diet industry, it can be hard to tell what really is a diet anyway!?
If you're working on loving yourself (whether that be how you view your body, your intelligence, or the type of mom or wife you are) but you're still doing these things below, then it might take longer to love yourself than you think.
I saw tons of women at their most vulnerable state—naked, in front of a mirror, while another woman (that would be me) stood in front of them. Read over that last sentence. It kind of sounds like a bad dream, am I right?