It’s January 2nd. The gyms are more crowded than ever, restaurants might be a little emptier and social media feeds will probably include people drastically changing their lives to become “healthier” in 2018. More meal prep, talk about that day’s exercise, cut out this and don’t eat that. But it will wear off. And it will slow down. Hang in there. All this beginning of the year jazz and hype isn’t sustainable.
But in the meantime, how can you cultivate a non-diet bubble for yourself when it feels like the majority of people are talking about their workout routine and clean eating?
I’ve gathered some resources for you in hopes of helping you do just that. To create a cozy non diet bubble that allows you to feel your best and live out your values. Because controlling food and your body is never the answer. That’s actually a manifestation of an internal struggle.
Cheers to more freedom in 2018!
People To Follow On Social Media
Rachael from Rachael Hartley Nutrition
Heather from RD Real Talk
Kortney from Fueling Strength
Paige from Paige Smathers RD
Sumner from Intuitive Eating RD
Kylie from Immaeatthat
Jessie from Jessie Haggerty RD
Kara from The Foodie Dietitian
Marci from Marci RD
Hayley from INSPIRD Nutrition
Alissa from Alyssa Rumsey RD
Kim from Kim Hoban RD
Alex from Delish Knowledge
Fiona from The Mindful Dietitian
Sarah from Sarah B Nutrition
Ashley from Donut Eating Dietitian
Judy from Food Peace Dietitian
Blog Posts To Read
Surviving the End of Year Diet Craze
When Body Acceptance Feels Like Giving Up
5 Steps to Cope With Diet Talk
Reframing Disordered Thoughts and Beliefs
2018: Not New You, But Your Best You
Specific Ideas For How To Feel At Home In Your Body
Should I Lose Weight? And Can I Lose Weight Without Dieting?
8 Genius Responses to Family Members’ Comments About Your Body
Let’s Begin With A New Kindness
Podcasts Worth The Listen
Nutrition Matters [link]
Body Love Project [link]
RD Real Talk [link]
Nut Butter Radio [link]
Love Food [link]
Body Kindness [link]
Finding Body Freedom [link]
Don’t Salt My Game [link]
Amber @ Bloom Nutrition Therapy says
These are great! Thanks for sharing!
Krystal // The Krystal Diaries says
This time of year is so hard sometimes. A lot of my friends and family start restrictive diets and that’s all they’ll talk about. There’s always one or two friends that try to convince me I should start the diet with them but I’ve never been a restrictive eater. I’d rather eat balanced and if I notice I’m eating too much of something lately like sweets, I’ll just cut back but not completely cut it out of my diet. I’m following some of these ladies on Instagram now! So much better than seeing all the It Works stuff.
Wishing you a happy New Year that’s full of lots of non diet things 🙂
Hillary S Gras says
I would add Food Psych to that podcast list!!! Thanks for a great post as always!
I read your lovely blog through the bloglovin site and right in the middle of the post an add for weight watchers popped up! Irony at it’s finest …. not sure if there’s anything you can do about it but just thought you might want to know! Happy new year!
oh no!! I’ll email my Ad people right now – thank you for sharing Andrea
Eeeek, thank you for this! I’m already so sick of the diet talk….I had to yell at my coworkers the other day “NO no diet talk we are not doing this shit!!!” lol
Hi Robyn! Thank you for all of the amazing resources and for always having a positive, genuine message. These resources and your blog will be a great source of inspiration for me as I enter recovery. At the end of the year, I decided to take some time away from work to pursue total recovery. The timing of this decision has been difficult with the holidays and now the hype of resolutions. Despite these hurdles, I know I will overcome, and I have to give some credit to influencers like you for helping me along my path.
I know it was a hard decision Kate but know that I am thinking of you and rooting for you. You will overcome. I am saving space for you on the other side – it is there <3
Amanda Boyer says
I love that everyone in the non-diet world is sharing and building up more non-diet health professionals. It gives me so much hope and brings me so much joy as I am able to build my feed with so many like minded HAES focused practitioners!
I love all the energy too! A great community <3
I am totally thankful for you and Sarah @bucketlisttummy, because you have helped me and so many others create that ‘non diet’ bubble; I can’t describe how much I’ve treasured your encouragement in this area Robyn; and I’m going to definitely check out some of the podcasts you shared!
Thank you Emily, that means a ton. Love to you! <3
Maggie Rouen says
Do you have any books to suggest??
What kind of books? Love to help!