I don’t know about you, but for me eating is something I feel is a lot harder than it should be (I can hear you all say, “Duh, the eating disorder!”) but ED aside, we get so many mixed messages about what’s healthy, what time to eat, when not to eat, what to avoid and so on that we have no idea how to actually listen to our body and learn what it wants and when it wants it.
It’s so tragically normal today to have some form of disordered relationship with food that we seem to have all forgotten how to eat healthily (and I mean REAL health not some screwed up rule-based version) and in a normal way. Thankfully, there are some awesome people out there helping us back into a healthy normal relationship with food including the AHMAZZING Kylie from immaEATthat.
Kylie has created an online course all about how to eat called—wait for it…
Kylie’s goal is “to teach you the basic tools and knowledge you need to have a truly healthy, beautiful relationship with food and your body”. I’ve been lucky enough to work through the course for myself and I can tell you that it is the real deal! Kylie speaks the truth and it is so refreshingly authentic and unbelievably helpful. One of the best things about the course is the way Kylie catches all your disordered eating thoughts—all the little hidden rules you thought no one else had—and she has an (educated!) comeback for every one of them. It’s exactly what those of us recovering from eating disorders need.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that we think the absolute world of Kylie. She’s featured many times in our Link Love posts and has been a constant source of hope and encouragement for me in my recovery. She’s that example of someone who has been there (through an eating disorder) but now has a completely normal and joyful relationship with food and her body. She is honest, real and full of knowledge. I really cannot recommend this course (or her work in general) enough.
If you’re having a hard time in your relationship with food, if you’re sick of constantly being on a diet or, like me, if you need to relearn how to eat after a disordered past, I really encourage you to check out the course. It’s an investment in your future and I know you won’t regret it! At the very least, check out Kylie’s blog—it’s a goldmine for anyone who isn’t completely satisfied with their relationship with food, whether you’ve had an eating disorder or not.