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Normal means many things. What is normal for me is not normal for you. What is normal for you today may not be normal for you tomorrow. 'Normal'  can prescribed by a set of rules that often make you feel stuck. We tend to think it is normal to eat 3 meals a day, eat meat, and clean our plates. But sometimes our schedules don't work around 3 meals a day or we choose not to common foods or we get full before we're done. Keep in mind that what is normal can also mean behavior that is the norm but not actually healthy or positive. It is normal, especially in the US, to eat fast food and junk food on a regular basis, and because of this, it is now normal to be overweight and suffer from chronic disease.

Stop worrying about what is normal and start focusing on how you feel! Step outside of what you're used to in order to find who you truly are and what works best for you. I love the line in this image that says "Normal eating is trusting your body to make up for your mistakes in eating. Normal eating takes up some of your time and attention, but keeps its place as only one important area of your life."  Forgive yourself and never dwell on "mistakes," as they are not mistakes just another moment in your life that might be able to teach you a lesson. Let your body, appetite, diet, preferences have fluctuations. It's okay to sway in every direction until you find your balance- your "normal."