Thursday, July 18, 2019

Feeling guilt and shame after indulging in unhealthy eating

Feeling guilt and shame after indulging in unhealthy eating
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You get that feeling when you overeat of shame and guilt. Like you know you shouldn't be doing it. That you know it isn't good for your body. You may feel bloated, full or even have a stomach ache. These things will pass though. Just remember that it is okay to indulge every once in a while. Just not all the time. Those of us who have struggled with our weight and who have overcome issues with being overweight or obese might have the fear of getting back to the weight that we started at. That is why we may not always feel comfortable eating something super sugary or something that is very dense in calories because we are afraid of going back to our old habits.  I cannot speak for everyone but I can speak for myself that this is the case for me. I think it's important to enjoy yourself every once in a while. You accomplished something amazing by losing ANY amount of weight, whether it be 5 pounds, 10, 20, 50, 100, etc. One day off every once in a while isn't going to hurt you as long as you get back on track the next day. It is not realistic to eat healthy 100% of the time. You are going to have days where you overindulge. It is a part of being human. So give yourself a break if you have a cheat meal or a cheat day. Just as long as you are sticking to a consistent routine of eating healthy the majority of the time and then the minority of the time you have a special treat here and there. You are going to be okay, one bad day isn't going to derail your progress. This is important for us to remember because a lot of us can get super obsessed with the way that we eat to the point where it can negatively affect us. While concern and mindfulness are important, it is also important to not be overly concerned. Finding a balance is key!