[ Restriction ]
Ballet was a big part of my life growing up. We wore tights & leotards and practiced in front of a mirror 10+ hours a week which made me feel a lot of pressure to be thin. I reacted to this pressure negatively by depriving myself in hopes of becoming thinner. I aimed to eat no more than 1000 calories a day which led to overeating impulsively, along with angst towards my body (would not recommend).
turn negative to positive by E a t i n g W e l l
I try not to associate food with calories, counts, being “good” or “bad”. Feeding my body well means I have energy for working out and getting stronger. When you think of eating well, think of these two things… WHAT you eat, HOW you eat.
WHAT you eat - Feeding your body well can mean different things to different people but for me it means water, protein, carbs/grains, fruits, vegetables and *treats* as needed.
HOW you eat - Eating well takes prepping and planning. Plan what you are going to buy, and prep your meals/snacks with you. Failing to plan makes me more susceptible to making impulsive food choices so planning is just as important as what I decide to eat.
Have a positive relationship with food! The more consistently you eat well, the better you feel, and the more it becomes second nature.