One of the greatest pieces of business advice given out is:
“stop concerning yourself with what everyone else is doing and focus on what you’re doing”
Despite being somewhat short, this piece of advice is pretty darn powerful as many other business owners would agree.
Now, my interest is in nutrition and health, so what’s this got to do with anything around here?
So much! This piece of advice can be directly applied to your diet and health…
Let me show you…
In today’s society by the time it reaches morning tea, we may have done the following:
- eaten breakfast (hopefully something you wanted not something you thought you should have eaten)
- for some: commended or criticised yourself on your choice
- compared and analysed your breakfast to 10 others based on their social media posts
- been exposed to Sally’s new diet regime in the communal work kitchen
- admired Rachel’s strength for foregoing breakfast and powering on until lunch; and
- to top it all off, thought about how you will do breakfast differently tomorrow
Sadly, for some, this is their actual reality…unhelpful and unnecessary mind chatter, as I like to call it.
Now back to the point I am trying to make…
See your diet (defined as daily food intake, not a restrictive food regime) as your business (literally), don’t compare what you are eating to what anyone else is eating. What suits your body and what your body needs is completely different to what anyone else needs. Focus on what makes you feel good, instead of depriving yourself of what feels good out of guilt and shame because it has more fat, is deprived of greens or doesn’t look as pretty as a picture on your plate. Please stop the comparing, it only makes it incredibly harder to find out what works for you. Let go of unrealistic food expectations based on external messages and hone in 100% on you.
Casey Dick | Passionate Dedicated Natural Nutritionist | Brisbane, Australia, Dietary Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, Orthorexia, Restrictive Eating, Body image, Picky Eating, Mindful Eating, Non-Dieting Approach, Healthy Relationship With Food, Healthy Weight Maintenance, Body Dysmorphic Disorder.