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For last week’s permission post, I received many responses related to giving yourself permission to rest. Not only to rest, but to feed your body appropriately on days you don’t do intentional movement or exercise. To be very clear, your body needs food regardless if you exercise or not. Even when you sit all day, your body is hard at work.
Each of our organs rely on fuel from food daily, and some organs at impressive rates, such as the brain. If you are going to spin class, yoga or doing any type of exercise, your body requires more fuel than the baseline activities of daily living. Diet culture gets it backwards most of the time, making you feel guilty for eating adequately or enjoying food on days you don’t move as much. But since you created your permission slip last week, you can write that myth on a piece of paper and burn it 🔥