Episode 7: Get Rid of Clothes That Don't Fit and Go Shopping!
Get Rid of Clothes That Don't Fit and Go Shopping!
Are you stuck in diet culture thinking that just one more diet will finally get you where you need to be? Are you holding on to your "skinny jeans" and other smaller sized clothes in hopes that when you find that perfect diet they will fit you? Do you randomly try on your old clothes hoping they will fit only to find out they still don't fit, you get upset, start body-bashing yourself, and vow to try some radical, overly-restrictive diet?
Part of the intuitive eating process means cleaning out your closet and buying clothes THAT FIT. Who needs a constant reminder that you are no longer the size you once were and hope to someday be again? I'm not saying that you may never be that size again. But for right now, while trying to DETOX yourself from toxic dieting, you need to start building up your self-esteem. And one BIG way to do this is feel good in the clothes you are wearing. Not to feel like you can't breathe in your jeans, or your shirt is clinging to parts of you that make you want to crawl out of your own skin.
This brief episode is about me reflecting on how I deal with the size change in my own life and my advice for how to move forward with this difficult, yet necessary, realization on your journey.