Friday, July 21, 2017

Don't Get Crazy!

I have a terrible habit of beating myself up. I ate too much, I exercised too little, I walked when I should have ran, you know the drill. I am constantly feeling guilty for doing something I "shouldn't" be doing with my healthy lifestyle.

But, should the rules really be that strict? Absolutely not! If you read any articles out there about becoming healthy, mostly all of them say you have to treat yourself every now and then, or you will fail, and for the majority of us, that's completely true.

If you tell yourself you can't have carbs, you're going to binge on carbs at some point. If you tell yourself you can't have sweets, get ready to become really good friends with Little Debbie. Completely removing certain food groups from your diet just isn't sustainable, at least not for me.

Now, if you are one of those carb-less dieters, and it works for you, then great! I am pretty jealous of you, but I would be absolutely miserable. I would go so long without having carbs that I would eat every plate of pasta, every piece of bread, and every form of potato I could get my hands on. I would constantly be the epitome of "hangry."

With that being said, everyone's body is different, so finding the right diet for you will take some exploring. You have to make sure you're satisfied while also seeing results. If eating clean leaves you hungry all the time, eat a little bit of processed food. Trust me, it won't kill you if you limit yourself. If you love carbs (like me), then eat that plate of spaghetti. Just make sure not to eat three!

If you do decide to eliminate certain foods from your diet, and you happen to indulge every now and then, don't get crazy! Don't feel so guilty that you hate yourself. Slip-ups happen. That's life, and it will happen many more times. This journey is all about finding what works for you and sticking to it, even if that means falling off your horse and having to climb back up again and again.




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