Here we go, #introduction
Greetings social webs. I’m starting this account with my most revealing post in all of my instagramming or facebooking or twittering. It’s time to be #brave and be #honest.
I’m a registered dietitian. Have been for nearly a decade. In fact, I’m a masters-level dietitian (brushes shoulder off as if that’s impressive). But here’s the catch, my relationship with #food and #health has been anything but stellar. Throughout my life, I’ve crash dieted, binged, hated my body, loved my body, followed bizarre nutrition advice I knew was #bs and set unrealistic expectations for what I should look like and how I should eat. It’s tiring.
But recently, really recently, like two weeks ago, my body gave me the most amazing gift. Despite years of disrespect, my body said, “I still love you.” And now I want to say, “I love you too, Body.” So here I am, chronicling my #postpartumbody journey. Sharing what I’m doing to love my body, to respect my body, to grow in strength and openness.
And to stop the deprivation and binges.
So here’s some shots of the last #9monthspregnant I started my pregnancy twenty pounds heavier than my normal healthy weight. I gained 40 pounds throughout my pregnancy, 20 more than I wanted. I have stretch marks and saggy skin and cellulite. But I loved being pregnant. I ate way too many sweets and but hey, at least my bed is made in three out of the four photos #success
So, I’m using this space to stay accountable, to start appreciating my body and to share that experience with all of you - what I’m eating, how I’m feeling, what I struggle with - all with radical honesty.
Let the love fest begin ❤️ #healthyfood#healthypregnancy#postpartumbody#registereddietitian#nutrition#bodypositive#bodyacceptance#honesty
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