There is no “right” way to approach life. Being a “yes” or a “no” person is each met with a set of benefits and limitations. Here’s when to deploy each approach.
It’s a Hard No For
- Obsessing over food and our bodies.
- Self control
- Exercising as punishment for what you ate
- Talking shit to ourselves
- Believing nutrition is the end all be all to health
- Having a fixed mindset
- Believing we are destines to a mediocre life
- Making weight loss our life purpose
- Focusing on what we don’t want
- Food rules
- Compare and despair
- Devoting our lives to shrinking our bodies
- Ignoring our body’s natural hunger, fullness and satiety cues.
- Counting calories and reading every label
- Letting diet culture brainwash us
It’s a Hard Yes For
- Listening to and trusting our bodies
- Self care
- Joyful movement
- Daily affirmations that remind us we are fucking awesome
- Knowing that there’s more to health than food/exercise (stress levels, relationships, career satisfaction, spirituality, etc).
- Having a growth mindset.
- Manifesting a reality better than our wildest dreams
- Making space to find our purpose
- Embodying the version of ourselves that has everything we want
- Food freedom
- Uplifting and celebrating other
- Loving ourselves unconditionally
- Eating delicious, pleasurable foods that make us feel good
- Letting our intuition to guide us
- Discovering our own definition of health
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