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Brenda Godinez is the blogger and food nerd behind Crave the Benefits. Her mission is to help you make healthy eating happen, regardless of your schedule, budget, or lifestyle. You can get her free video class How To Eat Healthy On A Crazy Busy Schedule here.

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6 Toxic Thoughts That Keep You Battling with Food

“Eating is not a crime. It’s not a moral issue. It’s normal. It’s enjoyable. It just is.” ~Carrie Arnold

Like many women, I was introduced to diet “tricks” and “hacks” at a young age. In my case, that was around twelve to thirteen years old.

I consumed magazines and movies that constantly reminded me about the importance of dieting, losing weight, and looking skinny.

As a self-conscious teenager, I began to compare myself to the women in music videos with flat bellies, the slim actresses in movies, and models in magazines with their perfect “beach bodies.”

This self-consciousness only grew …