Repeat after me: There is nothing wrong with you

Congratulations! National Diet Month is officially over and we survived! Let’s hope this means less annoying commercials to contend with as people wise up, ditch their miserable restrictive diets, and focus instead on improving the quality of their lives!
 
There is so much we don’t have control over these days, and it’s depressing! If you’re like me, you turn to food when you’re depressed. First you overindulge, then you get angry with yourself and turn to restriction in order to feel like you’re getting control back. This is super common, especially during stressful times in our lives — adolescence, pre-wedding, post-baby, illness, menopause, just to name a few. 
 
And while there is a lot wrong in the world right now, my mantra lately has been “There is nothing wrong with YOU.”
This starts with the understanding that I’m not supposed to be eating a certain way right now, and my body isn’t supposed to look a certain way, it just is. I don’t have to love it, but I have the power to stop hating it. Once I declare that the war on my body is over, I can focus on real nourishment and positive energy and LET GO of the desperate need for control.
 
I’d love to hear from you! What ways are you ditching diets and focusing on improving your life?