Are you a righteous eater?
One hint that you might be is the answer to this question: Do you secretly feel superior (better than others) because of the way you eat?
This one is also revealing: now again, answer silently: Do you feel a sense of shame or guilt when you don’t eat the way you think you should?
I emphasize the word secret or silent answer because admitting that you are a righteous eater publicly is just another layer of shame that we want to avoid.
We don’t seek righteous eating because something is wrong with us. On the contrary, we seek a righteous way of eating because we are trying to survive and protect ourselves from more “mean girl voice” critics.
We seek to eat righteously as a way to feel better about ourselves. To fill up the void left by the beliefs we aren’t worthy.
We desire to eat the right way in the hope of being worthy.
Diet culture has led us to believe that our self-worth was to be earned mainly through our body size and beauty, but also through trying hard enough to get “there”.
Righteous eating is, in my clinical experience, the #1 reason why women struggle with becoming an intuitive eater. Over time and years of chasing their self-worth with the next diet, they have acquired a distorted view of self-worth.
Unconsciously, many women believe that their sense of worth in “tangled” with their ability to eat the “right way” and “ get the right body”.
This is the foundation for righteous eating.
What you’ll learn listening to this episode:
- The definition of righteous eating
- How to determine if you are a righteous eater
- How to overcome righteous eating
- The one tool to change your self-esteem and sense of worth