1 hour ago
I don’t believe in perfect eating! I have foods like brownies, cake, and wine. I don’t save them for special cheat meals or cheat days. When I used to do all those things, all I would do was obsess about when I could eat them. My time and energy went to managing my willpower and when I couldn’t hold out long enough, I’d give in. Then I would spend the next week beating myself up for being weak and pathetic, entering a never ending cycle of shame followed by the promise that I’d finally stick to my diet and get back on the wagon.
Sounds shitty, right?
That’s because it is. It took time. It’s been a journey. But now food has zero power over me. By actually trusting myself and giving myself permission to eat any food I want at anytime, nothing is forbidden and I have to spend no energy managing that. Truth is, 90% of the time I just don’t want those foods. I’m not saying you’ll get there right away. You’re going to need to walk your own path.
You may need professional help, and that’s OK.
But it’s possible to get away from the all or nothing perfect diet mentality. Choosing foods that nourish is a start.