“I love bacon, not the turkey kind, the real bacon in all of its crispy goodness. Eating bacon for most people seems like a ‘cheat,’ and I used to feel that way too until I realized that every food decision I was making was fear-based and this no longer felt like a way I could live a healthy life.
“For me, bacon is emblematic of how I’ve worked to create a healthy relationship with food and my body. And that’s what resulted in body-composition changes. When I learned how to break up with dieting, it allowed me to stop fearing food, and stop the binge-restrict pattern that I knew all too well. By learning how to feel normal around food and normal in my body, I became able to eat bacon, and really anything I wanted, without fear or stress. And as a bonus, my body started to change too.” — Rachel Turner, 24, lost 15 pounds.