If you’ve been here awhile, you know how passionate I am about helping you feel confident with food. I mean, my business tagline is Nourishing Confidence, which is exactly what I aim to help you do. My hope is that through reading this blog, working with me one on one, participating in group coaching, following my social media feeds or just browsing my website, you’ll find yourself more confident than you were before.
But maybe you’re wondering what confidence with food would look and feel like. It’s an honest question in the nutrition environment we live in where everyone is encouraging you to put your trust and confidence in a meal plan, food rules or diet. That’s a really cheap counterfeit for what true food confidence actually is.
So to give you an idea of what is possible for you, below is my Confident Eater Checklist:
- I rely solely on my own intuitive signals to guide my food choices.
- I am not motivated by outside measurements like calories, grams, macros or other numbers.
- I am able to eat a wide variety of foods and food groups without guilt or shame.
- I feel relaxed and comfortable eating enough food to fuel my mind and body without hesitation or worries about eating too much.
- I trust myself to know what, when and how much to eat.
- I trust my body to communicate it’s needs, and I can respond accordingly.
- I trust my body to find the weight that’s right for me, releasing myself of any need to micromanage my metabolism.
- I don’t see foods as “good” or “bad; I know that the “right” choice is circumstantial and varies from meal to meal.
- I use satisfaction as a measurement of adequate nourishment.
- I connect with food and pay attention to the eating experience.
- I am aware and intentional with my food without ruminating, overthinking or second guessing my decisions.
- I find ease and enjoyment with food by being flexible with food choices. Food fits into my life rather than life fitting into my food.
- I know that I may over or under eat from time to time, but I trust my body to make up for my “mistakes” in eating.
- I choose to disregard any outside pressure to eat or look a certain way.
- I see no need for labels – food is just food and my body is just mine.
Sounds pretty awesome, right? It is. I know what it feels like to be confused, frustrated and discouraged about food. It takes hard work and dedication to heal your relationship with food but I can promise that any effort you put in will be rewarded over and over again when you find food freedom. Totally and completely worth the work.
It’s difficult to do on your own though, so I want to invite you to join Eat Confident Collective. This is the premier online group coaching program for woman who want to heal their relationship with food and their bodies. Doors are currently open and close Tuesday, October 30th. We won’t be opening registration again until next year so we’d love to have you join us now. Our goal is to help you find food and body confidence through empowering you with the tools you need to trust yourself and build a peaceful relationship with food. If you get nothing else from this, just know that it IS possible.