Eat the Damn Cookie and Move On!
Wouldn't it be nice to just see a cookie as food? That's what Dr. Antonie Post, a nutrition scientist, was thinking when baking cookies one day. She has always loved baking, but not healthy baking, so as a nutrition scientist who's always been into healthy eating and food as medicine, she used to feel pretty guilty.
When she stumbled on Health at Every Size (HAES) and intuitive eating last year, and was ready to embrace it, everything fell into place. She wanted to believe that eating a cookie wasn't bad, but said that guilt doesn't miraculously vanish overnight. So one day when she was making cookies she wondered what it would take to see a cookie for what it is — just food. And she thought, "Wouldn't it be cool and funny to write little messages on the cookies to remind myself?" And so she did!
Dr. Post told POPSUGAR, "I strongly feel that encourageing people (and myself, of course) in reconnecting with their internal body cues, building back body trust, and cultivating a healthy and peaceful relationship with both food and their body is my true passion." She's made it her mission to promote the HAES movement in Germany and said that "true health comes from dedication to yourself and thoughtful behaviours to enhance your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It definitely doesn't come from following external food rules or a number on the scale."