I think it is really important to unhook healthy eating from weight loss. Weight loss is an outcome. Healthy eating is a habit. We cannot control outcomes, only habits or practices. If I stop losing weight, I still want to eat healthfully.
I am trying to incorporate more gentle nutrition into my life because
1.) I want to feel good in my body.
2.) I want to fuel my body appropriately.
3.) I want to have an emotionally healthy relationship with food.
I’ve gained so much from kissing dieting good bye. Or maybe slamming the door shut on dieting, shall we say?
The freedom from rules and regulations of what is good and not good for me are gone. I can trust my own inner wisdom to tell me what my body needs.
Eating mindfully helps me:
1. Find more satisfaction in my food.
2. Allows me to live and eat in the present.
3. Allows me to slow down and savor each bite.
4. Gives me appreciation for what I have, instead of what I don’t have.