Just like somedays I don’t eat any “sweets.”
What was your first reaction to that – a hint of celebration when a day passes by without dessert or a tinge of guilt when you look back on a vegetable-less day? There’s a some good insight behind that reaction.
Diet culture praises one and vilifies the other. That’s exhausting.
I think it’s interesting that, for many, our identity becomes how we eat or what is in our grocery cart. That enjoying Doritos is a moral failure and eating kale is essentially the pathway to martyrdom. The more we can uncouple our worth from our food, the more permission we have to authentically show up to meal time and show up in life. Living with food rules doesn’t just affect breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food rules are much more pervasive, seeping into your relationships, your thoughts, your feelings, from your mundane day-to-day activities and especially to big, fun life experiences.