像罗宾一样，我认为自己是“real” dietitian. I 爱 餐饮。实际上，我一整天都在思考，讨论和写作。无论’在我的私人执业中看到客户，研究专栏或作为食谱开发人员时，食物几乎总是我的重点。我回避饮食问题，并着重于使我感到惊奇和营养的食物，而不是脂肪或卡路里。当然，这花了一段时间才能到达这里。和大多数人一样’我一直在节食。悠悠球’贯穿大多数高中和大学的几乎所有计划都来回走动。一世’对此经验表示感谢；现在，这条路使我能够以更友善，更欣赏的方式欣赏食物，身体和平衡。
It’这次旅行使我抛弃了关于我所见识的任何先入为主的想法’m supposed to weigh and instead focus on my 快乐 weight. Most of us have a 快乐 weight. That weight where you’re comfortable in your clothes, you don’t hate your closet every time you get dressed, you’re 快乐 when you head to the gym, and you don’t deny yourself the brownie, croissant, or piping hot bowl of mac-and-cheese. You’re, you know, 快乐.
Which may or may 不 be your 理想 body weight. Your 理想 weight is what you will most often get when you ask a medical professional that wonderful question, “how much 应该 I weigh?” Why does this exist? Why do so many of us focus on a specific place on a scale instead of where we are most content?
Instead, I’d like you to try to think about your 快乐 weight. This may or may 不 be a number. More than likely, it’s a feeling.
对我而言，在5'4“时，我的“理想体重”是120。120！我是 不 120.即使在饮食极端限制的日子里，我也没有’t 120. It’只是不是我的身体如何组合在一起。
I’m 不 快乐 at 120. I’ve tried to get to 120 and…. well, I was miserable. Not only was I miserable, but I’m pretty sure I made everyone else around me miserable, too.
My husband wanted a date night? Not if I didn’t get to the gym earlier in the day. Girlfriends want to meet for 快乐 hour drinks? If my calorie total for the day was already too high, I skipped it.
Somewhere in grad-school it clicked. In order to be 快乐, I 不能 be my 理想 weight. An 理想 weight that I 应该 point out was 不 chosen by me, but by a textbook.
Instead, I asked myself, where am I most 快乐? While the only time I 真实ly know my true weight is at the doctor’s office once a year, I know that my 快乐 weight is somewhere a pant size or two above that 120. That’s my 快乐 place, my 快乐 space. I don’t share that to reveal a specific size, just to show how different my 快乐 weight is compared to where an 理想 height and weight chart put me at. That didn’为我工作，它’s okay if it doesn’也不会为您工作。
Girlfriends want 快乐 hour? Of course! I’d rather sacrifice any ab ambition for quality time with my best friends. My husband wants a date night? Of course! I’ll balance my nutrient-dense entree with wine and split dessert. If I start to 不 feel as comfortable in my skin, it’s OK. I’会根据自己的感受来改变我的习惯，而不是因为我有这样做的压力。那里’只要意图不是，锻炼和吃营养食物都没错’t punishment.
I encourage my clients, especially my weight loss clients, to aim for their 快乐 weight over their 理想 weight. As long as you are healthy, it 真实ly doesn’不管你的体重…完全没有。身体有各种不同的形状和大小。随便你’re goal or your journey, I encourage you to switch the focus to whatever makes you 快乐.