"All of our feelings of guilt and failure around food aren't things we made up on our own and decided to torture ourselves with. These are feelings we've been conditioned to carry around by a culture that normalizes disordered eating, and dishes up a side order of shame with every meal as soon as we're old enough to chew. Food guilt is something we've been taught. From day one. Which means that it isn't your fault that you feel this way. Hold onto that, feel the weight of what that means — it means that you can let go of the blame you've been putting on yourself all these years. It has never been your fault."