Women are criticized for being “controlling” — food choices included. To body positivity activists, control with food is one step away from an eating disorder. Mainstream dieting advice also counsels women not to trust themselves with food and to rely on diet rules, “tips and tricks” from the “experts.”
Just do what women are supposed to do — take a bath, call a friend, get a manicure— to support your goals.
Feeling out of control with food is actually about not being in choice.
Some of my clients have found that they’ve internalized society’s messages that a “good woman” is disciplined in her own deprivation — and their own story now puts them out of choice. The story is not about food, but going “off track” with food is a rebellion against the “have-tos, shoulds, and musts.”
Yet when we finally choose to reclaim our story, we become aware of our Option C, which are deeply satisfying food and life choices.
Click here to be inspired and learn how 5 rebellious women reclaimed their stories, their food choices, and their lives.