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I find being mindful of what caused the slip up is so important.
We all have heard the comment: "You are what you eat". But did you know: "You are what you say"
To much of my life was filled with anger and frustration because I said yes and did things I didn't really want to do. Thinking I would be a bad person if I said "No!" And this lead to anger and frustration and eventually emotional eating.
What if you like cookies and don't want to give them up. How about making a healthier version of them. I can't eat chocolate anymore so have switch to carob chips. I can't have to much fat so in that recipe I used applesauce for half of the fat. I like 2 cookies so I now make them with a small cookie scoop. Less cal. but I still get 2.
If you don't know what your eating you won't know how much your consuming. Journaling helps to keep me honest and mindful of what and how much I'm eating. It also helps me to make better choices as well. Anything over allotted amount is emotional eating and no amount of food will take care of that. Some other kind of action is needed.
Keeping track of the positives in my life keeps me focused on what I do right instead of what I do wrong. That keeps me moving forward instead of backwards. Now, I cut myself some slack and keep a journal of what was positive in my day.It makes me smile just looking at that journal knowing there is nothing negative in it.
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