When in a state of anxiety, stress and worry, it's easy to feel comparison and judgement.  But where there is acceptance, there is faith, love and compassion for yourself and others.  I would encourage you this week to think about the comparisons you might be making.

I find that nutrition is often treated as a competition.  Who has the most willpower, who has the healthiest diet, who looks the fittest and on and on.  That is actually a very prominent characteristic of eating disorders, the want or need to feel different and better.

What is truly important is loving and caring for the bodies we have been given and honoring that each body, and person, is unique and different.  Instead of comparing our differences, let's celebrate them!  #beyoutiful

I've said it before and you will likely hear me say it another 1,000 times:  the ONLY effective motivation for taking care of ourselves and others is love.  Love IS what heals.  

Emily Fonnesbeck RD, CD, CLT