There’s no easy way to say this…
Diet culture is not on your team.
The subliminal messages we receive every day through magazines, social media, and movies are teaching us that we’re not enough.
No matter what we do.
BUT it’s a lie.
You are worthy. You are enough. Just as you are!
Here’s a list of some of the top lies we hear all the time.
- Being skinny is an indicator of health. (False. I am much healthier now than when I was thinner)
- Being thin solves all of your problems. (Nope. I had way more problems when I was trying so hard to be skinny).
- Your size reflects your worth. (Not even a little bit. The people who love you don’t care what size you wear.)
- You have full control over the size and shape of your body. (Not really. While we can try as hard as we want, our body has a weigh set point that it is most happy at.)
- Some foods are good. Some foods are bad. You should only eat the good ones. (Uh Uh. Food is not a moral decision. There are no good foods or bad foods.)
- Cellulite is gross and needs to go away. (Say what? Over 90% of women have cellulite. It’s totally normal and not a problem to be solved.)
- Fat is bad. Sugar is bad. Carbs are bad. (Hold Up! Once again food is not a moral decision. There is room for all macronutrients in your diet.)
These lies can all be disputed. They are created and perpetuated by a 65 billion dollar diet industry that makes money off of us not liking ourselves. So of course they are going to create lies preying on our insecurities.
If we woke up one day and decided to quit believing these lies, then they would all go out of business.
When you see or hear these messages I want you to tell your brain “that is a lie”. The more you do this, you are re-wiring your brain to believe the truth. There is actual science behind this theory. You can read more about rewiring your brain here: How To Rewire Your Brain For Happiness.
Want to learn more about how I was able to quit believing the diet culture lies and start stepping into my own power?
You can read more in my new book I’m Not Beautiful Like You. I’m Beautiful Like Me. Available now!