In short, no- even though right now I am in a place in my journey where it feels like it does.
For the past couple of months, I have eaten whatever I wanted, in whatever amount I wanted (Think many varieties of bread and sweets). It has caused some weight gain, which is not ideal (not in the mood to buy a whole new wardrobe) but in the grand scheme of things it doesn't really matter. I trust that this stage won't last forever. Think about all of the teenagers you know that have really strict parents. They go and make rebellious choices as soon as they get the smallest bit of freedom.
I believe our bodies are the same way. Dieting and I were terrible, overly strict parents (and a terrible match I must say). We gave my body too many rules to follow, and my body hated us for it.
Right now, my body is getting its first taste (literally) of freedom, and is using it the way most people who have just found freedom do.
It may seem reckless right now, but one day, my body is really going to thank me for letting it find it's own way. The reckless eating will not last forever, but the freedom will.
#foodfreedom #bodyempowerment #HAES #intuitiveeating #freedomoverfear #bodypositivity #healthateverysize - 3 days ago