Nutrition is complicated
Trust me sister - I hear you.
Something that stuck out to me that changed the way I eat was thinking of your eating habits in a weeks time instead of a day by day timeline.
A lot of people get hung up in the fact that they “messed up” and therefore the rest of the day is now ruined and they should continue to just splurge on everything. I want you to shift your thinking.
Thinking over a weeks time mindset: if you eat really well 3 days in a row, have a “bad” day(whatever that might mean to you) on the 4th, then have 3 more great days, over a week - you only had one day that wasn’t on track. Overall - that seems pretty good to me.
Or, let’s say you went out to dinner and ordered a large meal and now at the end of the night, you realize you’ve totally over eaten - how can you adjust the rest of your week for that dinner? Instead of saying F*** it, where can you make some adjustments for the remaining days of the week to help compensate for that meal?
When you think about your eating over a weeks time period, this allows for so much more flexibility. That’s why having a glass of wine at the end of the night doesn’t skew ALL your hard work, or why a fun night out on Friday shouldn’t derail your whole weekend.
If you allow yourself flexibility in your diet, not only will your diet be more sustainable, but you’ll be so much happier. - 2 hours ago