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Negative self-talk is one of the fastest ways of destroying self-esteem, sabotaging your goals, and negatively influencing your mood and emotions. “Fat-talk” (negative self-talk about your body) can lead to eating disorders, body dysmorphia, and low self-esteem. Statements like “I could have,” “I should be,” and “I used to” short-circuit progress towards your goals, and keep you focused on the past or future, not your accomplishments here in the present. +
Linking your food choices with your self-worth is damaging and destructive. You are worth more than the food you put on your plate. Your value as a person has nothing to do with ice cream or broccoli.
Thinking of yourself as a good person or a bad person based on your food choices is damaging and destructive. You can be a good person who makes a healthy choice, or a good person who makes an unhealthy choice… but either way, you can be a good person. +
(Search the Whole9life.com archives for The Language of Food" to read the complete article on this topic.) #whole9life