8 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food

8 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Food

For a large part of my life I've had an unhealthy relationship with food. Growing up as a competitive gymnast I could eat whatever I wanted, but I was also very aware of the social pressure to be small, thin and light. As I got older (late teens, early 20's) my body began to change. When I started college and I wasn't training nearly as much as I had when I was in competitive sports; I started to gain weight. I didn't really know how to nourish my body properly, I just thought I should eat salads and avoid fat. I'd lose weight because I was nearly starving myself, and then I'd binge on a bunch of junk food because my body couldn't take it anymore. It was a vicious cycle. The good old yo-yo diet. 

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Find Your Healthy Balance - a sustainable diet

Find Your Healthy Balance - a sustainable diet

I have a confession to make, I splurged this weekend! Okay good, I’m glad that’s out. 

When I started counting my macros a little over a week ago one of the things I promised myself (and you) was that I’d be honest about everything I ate and I wouldn’t obsess over it either. In my opinion, obsession leads to failure. Maybe that isn’t the case for everyone, but I’ve learned a lot about myself over the years, and if I’m too strict with myself I give up. I want to be able to enjoy food and life. This is a lifestyle, not a quick fix. I mean, has anyone ever found a “quick fix” that lasts? Mine never have, and that’s why years of yo-yo dieting got me nowhere.

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