Forgiveness is the first step to changing your relationship with food and your body permanently.
Forgive yourself for putting your body through all that you’ve put her through up until this point — whether that be bingeing, starving, or calling her fat until she could no longer imagine another way to feel.
Forgive yourself for “not getting it” until now (if now), and for continuing to be human and imperfect in your relationship with food.
Forgive yourself for polishing off whatever bag of food you polished off last night in a state of chaos, confusion, and self-loathing. You were doing the best that you could to take care of yourself in that moment, with the tools that you’ve been taught up until this point.
Forgive yourself and practice new tools, gentle tools, loving tools; knowing that they will take time to master. Like learning a new language, you will forget words, and re-learn them the hard way — by “messing up” and asking for help.
Embrace your “mistakes” as the teachers that they are. When we judge, we miss the lesson.
(Feel free to share that last part, it’s my favorite).
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