“This is my mom and she loves chocolate”
A few months ago I was outside with my 2 youngest daughters and we started talking to someone walking by. My little ones were probably enthralled with the person’s dog. But anyway, out of the blue, my 3-year-old said, “This is my mom and she loves chocolate.” I started laughing at the randomness of this comment and have thought a lot about it since. Yes, both statements are true. I am her mom and I do love chocolate.
Why do I bring this up? Because I think many people have the misconception that my being a dietitian means that I don’t eat sweets and only eat healthy foods. Some people think my kids never eat junk food and we must not have any candy or chips in my house. This is not true! I want to write about this today so you can see that I am just like you…I love chocolate and my husband loves chips. I have kids that love junk food and candy (and they like some vegetables and nutritious foods too). I crave desserts just like you and want chocolate when I’m stressed out. At various times in my life I have worried about my weight and health and been on both sides of the dieting spectrum. I know what it’s like to hate your body and I know what it’s like to love your body. And not only have I been through it, I’ve seen hundreds of my clients go through it as well.
I am here to share with you today, that you can break through whatever bad eating habits you have, poor body image, dieting scars, etc. You can find the middle ground between health and “eating whatever you want.” I’ve done it, my clients are doing it, and you can too. It feels so amazing to feel comfortable in your own skin, to eat nutritious foods most of the time, and include the sweets/treats/junk foods a little of the time. It’s so rewarding to go to the doctor and get a good report on blood work, realizing that you can do it! You don’t have to be in the gym for 2 hours every day (but it’s OK if you like that) and eat only chicken breast and broccoli (it’s OK if you like that too). There is way more to life than just that! We can love chocolate (or French fries, or chips, or anything else) and still feel good in our bodies, be healthy, and live well.
Will you give me a chance to show you that eating what you love AND meeting your health goals is possible for you too? Simply comment on this post and I will put you on my waiting list for new clients.