Is It Okay To Have Some Food Rules? (Or Should You Give Yourself Permission?)

So I talk a lot about giving yourself permission, allowing yourself to eat more freely, and letting go of food rules

I mean, it’s hard to get out of the “I swear I’m gonna start over tomorrow!” cycle when you have 100 foods on the list of “things I shouldn’t eat”.

But how do you balance all the rules and “shoulds” you have in your head with the freedom you truly desire?

That is exactly what I’m talking about in today’s blog.

From the time we’re little, we are inundated with what’s healthy vs unhealthy, good vs bad. We grow up learning what we “should” eat and what we “should” stay away from. Is it any wonder that we’re so confused when we are working towards being normal around food?!

When I was getting my master’s in nutrition, it was the one of the most challenging times I had with food. I was learning exactly what to eat and how food affects our bodies. I restricted and cut out basically everything (processed foods, most animal protein, sugar, white flour, dairy, etc).

And I ended up restricting, losing my period, and becoming more obsessed with eating clean than ever before. 

So, what is the happy medium? Where is the balance between our rules/restrictions and freedom? Is it really possible to let go of food rules completely? 

I’m tellin’ all in today’s blog. Watch it below and then let me know your thoughts 🙂

So, what do you think? Can you use this suggestion to let go of your rigid rules while still gently moving you down the path of freedom? I’d love to hear from you 🙂 Share in the comments below!