When I first decided to adopt a restrictive diet, the reason was I wanted to be "healthy." I was doing everything for health. I said this even though my health was in the worst shape ever, I looked terrible, I didn't have enough energy to do anything, and I was going from one doctor's appointment to the next.
Oh, but I was doing it for health.
Our ability to rationalize bad behavior is truly remarkable. Have you ever wondered what someone was thinking and you said, "what was he thinking?!"
When we make these bad decisions, it's not that we're not thinking, it's that we're rationalizing something that makes no sense.
For me, I was rationalizing something that clearly was harming me. Starving myself and denying myself nutrients made no sense.
But in my mind, I was thinking, "I'm healthier than everyone. I'm skinny. Therefore I'm healthy."
But looking at old photos of me is gut-wrenching sometimes. All I can is, "what was I thinking?"
What is about health is about taking control of your decisions and your life, and making decisions that truly nourish you now and in the future.
Controlling your life and controlling what you do to your body is real health: https://bit.ly/2UQcLBW