Description: This meal plan is perfect for anyone on a weight loss journey or looking to lighten up their eating choices for a short stretch. This 2-week meal plan consists of my favorite delicious and filling weight loss meals, thoughtfully organized in a doable schedule for fitting cooking & meal prep into your actual life.
Let’s talk about weight loss for a minute.
First, let me say that I don’t believe there is any conflict between body positivity and wanting to losing weight.
What makes ALL the difference is whether weight loss is approached from a place of self-loathing or self-love.
A few years ago, I was at my highest adult weight and disliked my body. I found a weight loss plan that worked and cruised down to my “goal weight” in a matter of months.
Was I any happier when I reached my goal weight? Was my life any different? Not really. Sure, it was fun for a minute to fit into cute smaller clothes.
But since then I’ve learned that my body size DOESN’T MATTER. I know now that I’m happy, healthy, and loveable at any size.
I know my weight doesn’t matter because I’ve gained about 30 pounds in the past year, and I DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE until I stepped on a scale the other day for the first time in a year.
I know my weight doesn’t matter because I’ve had the most wonderful year while gaining weight, travelling the world, exploring my rich inner life, facing challenging emotions, and eating freely, deliciously, and joyfully.
My larger body size today reflects the joy and freedom of the past year, and you know what? I love it! It’s squishy, flabby, soft, round, cute, lovable, and it can do everything that I need and want it to do. Well, almost.
The scale DID help me realize why I’ve been struggling with harder hikes and knee pain lately.
So, without any self-loathing or shame, I’ve pulled out my tried-and-true weight loss plan, to lighten up my body for an upcoming hiking trip.
Just because I’m choosing to lose some weight does NOT mean I can’t also love and appreciate my body exactly as it is right now. It IS possible to hold weight loss, self-love, and body positivity all at the same time.
So, in case you find it helpful and are on a weight loss journey too, I created a 2-week weight loss meal plan PDF with my favorite delicious and filling weight loss meals. This is what I’ll be eating for the next two weeks!
If you download it, please promise me that you will use it with self-love and self-compassion.
I also have to give a shout out to the mindfulness work we’ve been doing in the Conscious Eating Community, which is entirely responsible for the fact that when I saw the number on scale there was almost no trace of negative self talk or shame spiral about it. It honestly just felt like information. Feedback. Simply a measure of the force of the Earth’s gravity on me. What an illustration of the power of mindfulness and loving community to change our thinking!