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Avocado or Asparagus: Embrace Your Difference

No matter how hard she tries the avocado will never look like the asparagusBack in my younger days I was obsessed with achieving a certain size…a number on the scale—a number I would never, could never achieve because physically and physiologically I didn’t have the DNA—it isn’t in my genes.

I remember longing for my mom’s lean legs versus inheriting my dad’s thick thighs.

Why do people struggle with such things—whether it’s dieting, or now the more commonly referenced clean eating? With the internet, social media, and influencers it’s worse.

Thank goodness I grew up in the pre-internet era. With my then existing insecurities it would have been a nightmare.

A woman blessed with a more curvaceous avocado shaped body will never acquire her friend’s asparagus shaped body. Never. No matter how hard she tries.

Who wants to obsess about every macro morsel consumed? It’s no way to live.

Looking back I think of the many years, hours, minutes wasted trying to achieve a physicality I could not ever attain. I’ve written about my story, posted on my About page here. It’s still a journey.

Although I’ll never get back the years wasted being concerned about my physique, perhaps my message will inspire other women—no matter their shape, be it avocado, asparagus, or other.

BE FREE and be well!

P.S. If you struggle with acceptance, please schedule a complimentary 30-minute strategy session with me and let’s chat.

Jennifer “Neily” Neily, MS, RDN, LD, FAND
Neily on Nutrition
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Wellcoach® Certified Health Coach
Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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