Unless you’ve been a media ninja avoiding the messages preying on your insecurities during this lockdown (and hats off to you!), you’ve probably heard a thing or two about the harms of weight gain during COVID. Perhaps these messages have made you a little worried. Or perhaps they have worsened anxiety and stress during this pandemic. Honestly it can’t help but feel a little contradictory (okay very contradictory). The messages are stay home and save lives, but make sure you are exercising like mad and avoiding the kitchen- with the latter sometimes sounding louder than the first. It’s almost as if weight gain is a bigger deal than the pandemic itself.
As we start coming out of lockdown, there’s a new anxiety in town- “what is the world going to think of me since I have gained weight” or even, “I am a failure for not using this time to lose weight like the others”. How sad that the joy of being able to start seeing family and friends can be clouded by the fear of being judged for your body. Your body that carried you through an unprecedented time of stress and grief.
I work with clients to improve their relationship with food and ditch obsessive food and body thoughts to find peace, freedom and value in themselves. My intuitive eating program is for women who are committed to a better life and finding peace with food and body.
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