Fitting in is totally over-rated.
We spend our teens trying to blend in, and then we gradually learn to just be ourselves and we no longer fear what will happen if we express our individuality.
BUT, many of us never grow out of trying to fit in when it comes to our food choices.
You might be afraid to say no to a slice of cake in the office, no to a second drink, to order a green juice instead of a coffee, or ask for your dressing on the side at a restaurant. You might be worried about appearing high maintenance or fussy.
I no longer care about that… and it’s liberating!
Being ‘fussy’ shouldn’t get such a bad wrap. If we flip it, blending is actually bad for us, because in Australia, that would mean you barely ever exercise, you don’t get enough vegetables, there’s a 60 per cent chance you’re overweight or obese, and you drink much more alcohol than is recommended. Pass me a kale smoothie please!!
Standing-out by making the right choices might feel uncomfortable at first, but by honouring your individuality you are demonstrating that you love yourself enough to met your own needs.
Perhaps you should give your friends and family more credit, instead of feeling like they might judge our healthy choices, they might actually be really happy that you are confident enough to make healthy choices which work for you. There’s also good chance you will inspire them to make more healthy choices too.
You might have seen this quote, I find it really encouraging:
“As we let our light shine we unconsciously allow others to do the same.” Marianne Williamson.