Smile at the craziness of your life


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In this episode of the Escape Diet Prison Podcast, Deb and I talk about this blog post I wrote last year.

We talk about the feeling that we often have that weight gain stands in the way of us living a whole, beautiful life. We feel so broken when we don’t have the perfect body or the super easy and effortless relationship with food that we so desire.

But the truth is that you are not broken, you are inherently whole.

And even if you still struggle with your body image, your relationship with food and your weight, you can understand that you are good enough. You can allow yourself to be loving in the way you think about yourself even if you aren’t thrilled with yourself (your weight, your food choices) all the time. In fact, you don’t have to love yourself every minute in order to live a great life. Nooo, you can feel “messed up” and still have fun.

Stop judging yourself for where you’re at and instead embrace this moment, this year, this part of your journey.

Maybe it’s not supposed to be any different in this moment? Maybe this is exactly what it’s supposed to be like right now? Maybe you need to learn these lessons in order to grow, to evolve, to completely break free? Maybe this struggle, this situation is just perfect for you?

I believe that our life is our classroom. Sometimes we need to embrace the discomfort in order to move forward, in order to shed more trauma of the past.

If you’re not happy with your current life situation and your feelings about your body, ask yourself:

which wounds do I still carry with me, maybe even unconnected to dieting and bingeing? What is still going on under the surface? What am I scared of?

Remember that when you leave diet prison you are undoing a lot of trauma and when you take action forward, you induce trauma too – or at least you can. It feels dangerous to stop following the rules and people feel uncomfortable to see you breaking some of their most holy beliefs. So, be kind to yourself, be compassionate, be caring.

You’re releasing a lot but you’re also gaining a lot – life, love, freedom and self-respect.

Check out Deb’s blog “We are more than good enough” here.


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Love and light,

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