Which sticks out to you?! Comment below! . What might start out as an innocent…
Which 🚩 sticks out to you?! Comment below!
What might start out as an innocent pursuit of “health” can easily spiral out of control into an obsession, guilt, or shame.
I say “health” in quotes because these things usually do the OPPOSITE. If you know me at all you know I like to see the positive and can be found 97% of the time dancing in my kitchen so I like to think that people who promote or practice these things really do believe they’re “helping”.
You don’t know what you don’t know so lets spread some knowledge:
1️⃣ Dieters (those who would deem a milkshake “bad” or say that can only have so much) drank more of a milkshake VS non-dieters in the same setting.
2️⃣ The feeling of being “addicted” to a food is shown in response to intermittent access (restriction) to that food.
3️⃣ Restricting calories increases our cortisol (stress hormone), and monitoring calories can raise our perceived stress. Restricting carbs and fat in women has even been shown to increase cortisol.
4️⃣ 1/3rd to 2/3rds of dieters regain more weight than they lost on their diets
The biggest issue with these things I think is that they’re focused more on how you LOOK and that is what is being disguised as health. So what do you DO?!
🌟 Intuitive eating was significantly correlated with lower triglyceride levels, higher levels of high density lipoproteins, and improved cardiovascular risk
🌟 Healthy lifestyle habits are associated with a significant decrease in mortality regardless of baseline BMI.
🌟 Weight-related shame and guilt were related to increased binge eating. IE attenuated the relationship between weight-related shame and binge eating.
🌟 Intuitive eating was linked to greater weight stability, whereas rigid and flexible control were linked to greater weight instability.
In sum: Make peace with food, treat your body not as an object but a vehicle for life (find body neutrality and take care of it!) and implement gentle nutrition.
All easier said than done, yes! But you can do it. Be sure to follow @no.food.rules for more actionable tips to get there. I’m your #1️⃣ cheerleader!