Whether you want to call them “cheat meals” “treat meals” “soul foods” “comfort foods” or any-other synonym you know, your mentality around them is what matters.
On Saturday, my boyfriend and I challenged each other to eat as many Krispy Kreme Original Glazed doughnuts as we could. I took the win with 10.5 of the delicious, sugary, melt-in-your-mouth goodies and loved every minute of it. All day I was feeling on top of the world, so happy to spend the day with my love.
Today, only two days later, I emotionally ate the other third of my chocolate bunny that was left over from Easter and beat myself up about it. The negativity running through my mind was overwhelming and I felt immense regret for eating it.
I’m sharing these experiences to let you know that it’s okay. Whatever stage you are at with being comfortable with eating all types of foods is okay. I want to let you know that there will be days were you feel you have gone backwards and have jumped on the guilt train, just like I did, but that is also okay. The day will end and you will move past it. Go back to eating foods that make you feel good, and try again.
The more you reassure yourself that it’s okay to eat the foods you want to, the more you will start to believe it. Surround yourself with positive people who support the all inclusive lifestyle. Un-follow influencers who shame those who eat discretionary foods, un-follow influencers who promote only eating chicken and salad. Allow yourself to eat with no restrictions and one day it will become natural.