If I will be brutally honest, the reason I got to this point is that I lost self-control. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one like this. Most of us have an unhealthy relationship with food, finding comfort in Emotional and Stress Eating.
Stress? Eat. Heartbreak? Eat. Happy? Feast. Then guilty-eating and stress from guilt, eat again. It’s a vicious cycle. Weight gain is not just a physical problem, it’s a psychological issue din. It affects not just our body but our self-esteem.
This year, I learned that I should eat healthily but I should also eat in moderation and consideration. Just because it’s healthy, doesn’t mean I can have unlimited servings.
I also learned that not everything that’s edible should be eaten. And if it has carbs, even low carb, it should still be eaten in moderation. This is not to say that I don’t do cheats. I plan them and I limit it to a cheat meal, not a cheat day. I don’t cheat with careless abandon.
I always remind myself that food is just fuel, that I should stop romanticizing food. It took a lot of work but I was so proud of myself when I turned out a box of J.Co donuts. I finally had self-control again.
With this new way of eating, comes a new way of thinking: a more positive, goal-oriented point of view. I’m excited to see what I’ll look like by Month 6! KCKO. Never stop learning.