I’ve been asking myself this question a lot lately. It all started the other day when my boyfriend asked me what I would truly want to eat if I wasn’t following an anti-inflammatory diet to support my healing. I told him honestly I have no idea. I’ve had a disordered relationship with food for most of my life. I can’t actually remember a time when I just ate what I wanted, without “shoulds” or shame or regret or overthinking. I was on my first diet before I was a teenager. I would obsess about food all day and beat myself up if I “failed”.
As I’ve gotten older, I have done a lot of deep inner work to develop a healthier relationship with food and a much stronger sense of self that isn’t tied to what I eat. Read More