People that struggle with their relationship with food see it as being the enemy. But in reality, nutrition is the best thing for your body and arguably the most important. There are so many benefits to fueling your body with the right food that most don’t even realize. Being properly nourished will allow you to feel your absolute best and happiest self. So many people fall into the mindset that looking a certain way will make them feel the greatest they have ever felt, but that is not the case. In fact, feeling great about yourself will make you have a clearer mind and better attitude. Struggling to accept these facts is part of the mental blockage an eating disorder can create. This is why the first step to reaching your healthiest self is to break through that mental block and learn to appreciate life. It can be challenging and seem impossible but keeping these benefits in mind will be your strongest motivation. There are many positive impacts fueling your body will give you: an increase in energy level, mood improvements, stronger ability to fight illnesses, healthy, glowing skin, decreased stress levels, desire to hang out with friends and family more, and more enjoyment of life and everything it has to offer.
So don’t wait until tomorrow to reach these goals. Your body will love you when you feed it right, and you will learn to love it back. Always remember that food is needed for survival and it is not the enemy in your life.