Halloween is upon us and treat season has officially begun! Starting with all of the candy corn and chocolate, and then comes Thanksgiving, and before you know it it’s Christmas. The holidays are a beautiful time to celebrate and indulge with family and friends, but it’s also a season where diets traditionally go out the window. Just because the candy may be spooky, doesn’t mean you should be scared of this delicious time!
How do you not feel guilty about eating all of the candy corn, turkey, and holiday treats that this season brings? Well, it’s exactly that: a treat. It is not a cheat. What are you cheating on? Are you cheating yourself by engaging in social eating and rewarding yourself? Absolutely not. You are treating yourself. If you are here on my website right now, you obviously have an interest in your well being. If you’re buying and using and loving my superfoods, your body is loving it too. I work out when I can, I’m very active, and I eat well most of the time. Meaning, I make a conscious and deliberate choice every day to put my health first. It may be inconvenient at times, and it certainly isn’t the easiest or least expensive route (helloooo dollar menu at McDonald’s?!?! Why don’t they have that at Whole Foods?!).
Do you remember how excited you were to eat a sprinkled doughnut when you were a little kid? You held it in your hand, looked at all of the colors, smelled the delicious fresh scent, and devoured that thing. After you finished it, did you obsess over carbs, calories, sugar, or your diet? NO! You just licked your fingers clean! Those negative and shaming thoughts you think towards yourself are more harmful than any sugary treat.
I’m by no means perfect, but I know in my heart that I do my best. So yeah, I’m going to have some damn pumpkin pie at my family Thanksgiving dinner if I want to, because I deserve it!! Eating one slice of pie doesn’t negate all of the green juice, salads, HIIT sessions, and WORK I put in. You just have to look at it differently. Either you can obsess over the one slice of delicious pumpkin pie you ate, or shift your focus to the accomplishments that you’re proud of. You need to change your tune and look at indulgences as rewards for treating your body with love and filling it with superfoods MOST of the time.
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