Ahhh, the In-Between.
You know, that awkward space between the end of one adventure and the start of the next step – the in-between. The gap between what was and what will be. While change is good (and inevitable), there is no doubt that this period of transition is challenging. There you were, comfortable in what was, and then change stepped in to rear it’s head and make you feel like even a tiny step is life-altering. It’s often hard. It often asks us to say no to something we used to give an enthusiastic yes.
Does this sound familiar?
You’re not alone. In my work with clients learning to re-establish trust with their bodies, I often see the deer in the headlights look when I tell them the first step is to ditch the diet mentality.
“But what will I do without a list of “good” and “bad” foods? How will I know what exercises to do or for how long? How will I know when to eat? And how much? What about calories and grams of protein and pounds on the scale?”
Well, for starters you will survive! By working through intuitive eating practices, you will learn to truly listen to your body and what it needs. It will tell you! Trust that you have infinite wisdom on which foods, movements, relationships, and activities nourish and satisfy you. By removing the crutches of diet culture, you can see through a new lens of what uniquely works for you and your body – because it’s not a one size fits all.
So, what will you do without all of those diet crutches?
You will thrive.