Posts tagged perfectionism
Confessions of a Recovering Perfectionist

Over the course of a few years, I learned how to knock down the impossible standards I’d once set for myself.

I learned that there was no such thing as the perfect diet and that a “perfect” diet was really a mask for an eating disorder.

I didn’t need to have food lists or rules, just a general understanding of what worked for my body. I trusted that my body would serve me if I listened to and respected it.

Most importantly, I realized that perfection was an illusion. I realized I was trying to control the uncontrollable. I thought that having everything in its place would lessen my anxiety. That if everything in my life was perfect, everyone else would see me as flawless and likable. Neither was true.

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The Problem with "Getting Back on Track" with Your Nutrition

Let’s be honest: something about these back-on-track diet proclamations just feels good, doesn’t it? Like somehow we’re back in control and wiping the slate clean. It’s also comforting to return to old ways of eating that worked in the past, because we wrongly believe that what worked once will work again.

All that wine? Forgotten. Those 6 cookies you ate when you intended to only eat one? It’ll never happen again. The bag of chocolate you wiped out over the course of a few days? Gone, too. But it doesn’t matter. You’re moving on now.

You’re getting back on track. You’re going back on Weight Watchers. Going back to Keto. Doing another Whole30.

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