Hate the phrase "CHEAT MEAL"
Sunday, October 07, 2012
I have heard this phrase for so long that it drives me crazy to think that by eating something that is not so healthy could be considered cheating,I call it living. Hear me out. The main reason that so many of us fail at changing our lifestyles healthwise is that the minute we eat outside the heathly food zone we are made to feel guilty and worthless and ultimately the feelings grow and we think "well I might as well go the distance and eat my heart out". A lot of people have said that persistence is the key word not motivation. Constantly having to sike ourselves up in order to do what is beneficial for our well being is not living ,I certainly could not last.Imagine siking yourself up to bath and to wake up everyday.Really that would be torture.
This time around if I feel like eating white bread I will eat it but negotiate with myself to only have 1 slice and not make a big deal about it.The minute I start to feel guilty about it I mess the whole healthy eating program.
If I could join together all the times that I been motivated to gym and eat healthy ,I would have been slim by now.My programs were always broken up by some episode of binge eating which made me quit.Yesterday I felt like something out of the healthy range and told my self I will eat it and get back to my healthy lifestyle at the next meal..I am not making it a habit though but I certainly am not going to feel like I have cheated.
There are some people that are totally committed to eating clean and it has become a lifestyle for them but I know that once in a while they will eat what they crave for and still get back on the program. I want to be that kind of person.As a point of information,I unconsciously go for fat free milk and mostly whole wheat bread now.I cannot stand full cream now as I feel its too rich and I habitually reach for whole wheat bread in the supermarket.
My greatest achievement would be to not constantly think about food ,what to eat and what not to eat. I want to be able to unconsciously chose clean foods and also to eat fries when I feel like it and then go back to my clean eating without feeling like the world has come to an end.
I am blogging these thoughts so that when my spirits are low I can come here and read these blogs as a reminder of my overall goals.