I Don’t Need Your Permission to Eat While on Vacation, Thanks.

Leave the baggage of diet culture at home

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“Take a girl like me to the Deep South but I WILL find a juice bar. And almond milk.”

They were not only experiencing the food but the culture, and it was something that facilitated connection.

Instead, where the words calorie should have been, it read, “energy.”

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Let me be clear:

I’d be remiss not to acknowledge the other side of the coin:

How Can We Leave The Food Baggage Behind When Traveling?

Therapist → writer. Writing about pets, body image, self, and other reflections. Always written with vulnerability and authenticity

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