- has list of good foods and bad foods; good foods list shrinks more and more every day and feels guilty for eating anything but those few items
- Has cravings, ignores them in favour of “healthy alternatives”, later binges on anything she can get her hands on
- spends so much time focused on what her body looks like, that she can’t enjoy any event she attends
- all food is good food and all food has value for different reasons
- a restrictive diet is bound to lead to cravings – allow yourself to eat what you want, when you want, and you will avoid binges
- adapts a more neutral stance towards her body. Not every day is a good body image day, but every day is a day to appreciate what her body does
where do you fit in?
The good news is that you don’t have to fit yourself in anywhere. You may consider yourself a diet culture ‘before’, or a diet culture ‘after’, or you may be somewhere in-between.
The point is that you are ever progressing and ever learning. What has worked for you before, may not actually work for you now, and that is okay. Transitioning from a diet mindset to a non-diet one is hard, but the freedom it can afford you is immeasurable.
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