harry potter and intuitive eating
July 31st is Harry Potter's birthday, and in the midst of celebrating in my own special way (lapel pins and hair bows), I had a profound realization: if you can relate to Harry Potter, you can relate to Intuitive Eating.
That being said—if Harry Potter isn't your thing, this might not be the post for you. If it is your thing, though, keep on readin' to learn about the parallels between Harry Potter and Intuitive Eating!
Diet culture is just like you-know-who
If you have a hard time getting a firm grasp on Intuitive Eating, that's okay. It's not something we're taught (listen to my body? trust what it's telling me?), and frankly, the diet culture message is much louder within society... for now. That's where this Harry Potter analogy comes in, though!
Think about it, diet culture is something that generates fear about our bodies and the "what if" but promises great power and control over your body. Sound familiar? Sure it does! He-who-must-not-be-named has the same m.o.—scare everyone to pieces but entice you with an illusion of power and the falsehood of control. Pretty crappy outcome, yeah? We invest our valuable time, money, and effort into products and plans that promise to flush the fat and suppress the appetite, but what's really happening is we're fueling the fire that is the nearly $70 billion diet industry. Who was he-who-must-not-be-named without his followers, the Death Eaters? No one. He wouldn't have had that power if so many hadn't given it right to him.
Hi there! I'm Sydney Cavero-Egúsquiza.
I'm a small-town Oklahoma eating disorder dietitian and certified intuitive eating counselor with a passion for enjoying life. I love Disneyland, Smarties, and sharing time with family. My mission? To help individuals enjoy their lives and thrive by making peace with food and trusting their bodies!