I quit dieting last spring in favor of intuitive eating, body positivity and health at every size. Here are 10 lessons I Learned after I quit Weight Watchers and ALL dieting for good.
I am nervous to publish this post, because I wish I could do it for a place of “I’m cured!” I wish I had all this stuff sorted out a little better in my own self. I still struggle. Like, daily. But I so see a steady trend to getting better.
I know that all of y’all will not be on the same page, or agree with any of this. That’s okay. If what I say does provoke a strong negative reaction (like anger) in you, though, please examine within yourself why that is.
Many of you will misunderstand and think I am “giving up” on my health. NOT true! I still want to be healthy, but just with an entirely different set of intentions. Intentions are everything. Intentions of body-shrinking are gone. No more. Nada.
My current intentions are nurturing myself, enjoying myself, exercising in a way that is joyful, NOT obsessing over being thin and prioritizing my own intuition above all external messages…in ALL things, not just dieting. And to let thoughts about food be secondary to my family, my hobbies and my life’s purpose, service to others, etc.
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