Whether you went Trick-or-Treating, hosted a party, or attended a small gathering, it’s likely you have extra candy lying around.
Part of you wants to throw it all out, so you’re not tempted to eat it. And the other part of you wants to eat it as quickly as possible, because, “This will be the last time I allow myself to have sweets.”
Here’s why neither of those places are where you want to be:
The first suggests food has control over you (rather than you being in charge of your food). And the latter, signifies your perception of health is skewed; believing candy isn’t permitted in a nutritious diet.
How do I know? Because I was in both places.
It wasn’t until I stopped saying things like, “I’ll start over on Monday” that I was able to break free from the obsessive thoughts, find balance in my eating habits, and help others do the same.
These are the tips I use to help my clients and myself and I hope they help you too..
1 – LET GO OF ANY GUILT ASSOCIATED WITH HAVING SWEETS— Guilt leads to “not caring,” which leads to over-indulgence, which leads to restriction, which leads to more overeating. Holding onto guilt vs. letting go of it is the difference between staying stuck to the diet cycle versus breaking free from it.
2 – SELECT YOUR FAVORITES & GIVEAWAY THE REST— Choose the candy you really want, allow yourself to have it, THEN put it “out of sight, out of mind.” If you don’t allow the first part, you’ll end up binging on stuff you didn’t even want in the first place!
3 – SAVOR THE MOMENT— Once you’ve decided what candy you’ll allow yourself to have, eat it slowly. Sit down, use your five senses, and ENJOY it. Because you’ve permitted yourself to have it, there’s no need to feel shameful, eat quickly, or hide it.
I’ll be having Reese’s— the chocolate and peanut butter combo is everything!
With Lots Of Healthy Love,
P.S. IF this post resonated with you, then you will definitely enjoy listening to my podcast episode#26
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