So Christmas is coming, we’re all aware of this 😂 Ask yourself one question, How does the prospect of all that food and drink make you feel?
The idea of all that food and specifically all that SUGAR used to make me feel so fucking anxious. And I remember feeling disgusting and vile after eating one too many chocolates. Literally hating myself and my body for what I’d consumed.
I won’t allow myself to feel that way this year, and I couldn’t even care less how my body is going to look come January. Do you want to know why? It’s simple. I love my body. I love everything it does for me.
One thing I’ve learned from @iammelwells
’s (and trust me there’s more than one 😝) is that even if you DO eat more than maybe your body can process easily, you are much more likely to digest, and use the nutrition in that food, because even chocolate and cheese DO have nutritional benefits for the body 😉 IF you are kind and loving.
The moment you start to panic about the number on the scale or the width of your waste, when those self deprecating self loathing thoughts start to come in, is the moment you will start to release stress hormones into your body, which will inhibit the way you digest your food. And those words will also sit with you, and make you feel like shit even more.
Be mindful, eat with care, enjoy the food that’s in front of you. But try to focus on other things. Take the attention away from food and onto your family or whoever you spend the holidays with. Don’t allow yourself to feel guilt, love your body no matter what and enjoy your holidays! 🎄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀