When people are asked who they love most, no one ever has themselves on the list they give. Why? Is it because we are trained to believe that loving ourselves is vain? Or is it because we don’t think of ourselves as a person who needs our own love?
I think both.
Something I wish everyone grew up knowing / your body is your true best friend that you will always have.
Without your care and love, your body cannot cope - then if you crack a whip & restrict because you’re previous (damaging/negative) approach didn’t work.. will your body suddenly be like “woo! Alright awesome, come on champs lets give her what she want!”? No - it will be sad, and wonder why you’re trying to hurt it. It will have no energy to perform even daily asks let alone school work, study, normal general conversations - your brain will be deprived, your hormones will be affected and your mood swings will be horrible for both you and your loved ones.
When you treat your body kindly, with love and honor / your body will respond well.
There’s no secret, there’s no gimmick - it’s literally just self love, body love, body positivity. It’s just appreciating yourself and your body for the universe it is.
Treat yourself with kindness and project kindness and the world around you seems a much kinder place.
Please do not restrict, you do not need my reasoning or convincing. You just need to find the strength within yourself to remember why you chose recovery.
All my love x