It is a bit tricky to remove ourselves from the diet mentality. Sometimes the provocative nature of someone else knowing how to make it happen, be it thinness, energy or vitality is just too irresistible to pass by. But does it take you out of YOU?
A non diet relationship with food evolves from listening to our own bodies' signals and caring enough to want to understand what they mean and somewhere along this process, trusting what we are hearing enough to respond. We don't have to think that much about it and if we are thinking too much about it, that is a good sign we are becoming more "out of body."
People generally appear to be very critical towards themselves when it comes to their own food choices. The bombardment of attention by public health sources, health professionals and nutritionists on the implications of our food choices has created a backlash of guilt and self doubt for so many. There is a great amount of morality in what we choose to eat. Becoming aware of our own self care at any time and not what others may think is the first step to being confident in our ability to care for ourselves wonderfully.