Friendly little reminder that eating more than usual during the holiday season is actually normal, not a failure, and not a reason to punish yourself with negative words, thoughts, or actions.
It’s so common to call eating foods like pizza “cheating”. Cheating on what? What if you just called eating foods like pizza enjoying yourself and enjoying the food. What if eating was just eating and not cheating?
When we stop labeling food “good” or “bad” then we can stop labeling ourselves as such based on the foods we eat.
Healthy eating includes all foods at all times. It’s about eating what you want when you want, while also eating to properly nourish your body. Healthy eating is a form of self care, not self punishment.
Are you at the point of not knowing what the heck is going on with your body and you’re ready to try an elimination diet? Or have you been on an elimination diet before that made you question your entire relationship with food? Unfortunately, elimination diets can often lead to a more damaging relationship with food if you’re not properly educated on the purpose, duration, and logistics of the diet, if you’re not following up with a healthcare professional, or if you experience weight changes while on the diet.
For anyone who has ever struggled with their relationship with food or their body, read this article before embarking on any kind of elimination diet.