During the spring Food Sanity Program, one of the participants asked, “What does normal eating even mean?”.
A valid question, given that up to that point her relationship with food had been determined by her fear of gaining weight and efforts to correct her body.
If your fear of fat, body preoccupation and desire to eat “clean” are informing what and how you eat, it’s likely that you, like the woman in my program, may not have a clear idea of what being a normal eater means.
Here’s a list of what normal eaters do:
- They don’t weigh themselves after the weekend (or every morning, for that matter).
- They eat the same way in private or public.
- They eat when hungry and stop when full and satisfied.
- For normal eaters, guilt and food are never in the same sentence.
- The food they eat doesn’t determine whether they had a good or a bad day.
What do you think are other things normal eaters do?
Written by Lina Salazar