Early in my journey I realized I was going to have to change the way I think.
I used to chastise myself when I made bad food choices. It was as if I was justified in my disgust for myself because I continually fell short of my expectations.
It was a vicious cycle.
I had to change the way I viewed food and my relationship with it. Either that or this was going to be another failed attempt.
I couldn't afford another failure. Both mentally and physically.
Now, there are no "BAD" foods. Just "sometimes" foods and "always" foods.
You see, I think we make the mistake of labeling food as the enemy. When in fact, we are our own worst enemies. Our hands that put the food in our mouths are the culprits. Our brains that make us have the dreaded "head hunger" work against us. Willing us to fail.
But, you can change that.
You have the power to break the cycle. To stop beating yourself up.
We all make choices. Sometimes, my choices consist of M & M's and Doritos. Sometimes, my choices are Greek yogurt or a string cheese.
One day does not make or break your journey.
Food does not have any power over you unless you let it.
If you make a choice that you are unhappy with, do not dwell on it. Move on. Look forward., not backward.
Quit beating yourself up.