Hello chickens! 🙂
WOW, I have had a jam-packed month of November! From house hunting to moving house and studying, there has just not been enough time in the world for me to put a post up.
However, this last month I’ve had something on my mind about healthy eating and ‘dieting’. It got me asking the question:
“Are we obsessing over healthy eating, and not letting ourselves enjoy the little yummies in life?”
This came about when I realised that a good friend and myself had been talking non-stop about how unhealthily we had been eating all the time. When I say ‘unhealthily’ I don’t mean having sweets and takeouts everyday, but having small things like a pizza or chocolate once a week. Yes, it is good to be conscious of what you are putting into your body, but the truth is that we both felt really bad after we had eaten something unhealthy. Its not as if we are unhealthy individuals, but we didn’t allow ourselves to enjoy the little treats every now and again. I’m not saying that eating pizza and burgers every week is a good idea, but having it every month or so isn’t that bad! So why don’t we let ourselves have these little cheat meals?
I don’t know why we get so angry at ourselves for having one bad meal or one off day from gym. So I suppose the moral of the story would be to live a little. Have that cheat meal, and don’t let it ruin your day by feeling bad about it or regretting it. What’s the point of having it if you are just going to feel bad and start critisising yourself for it? (talking to myself over here) 😛
We must learn to stop obsessing over food. When you start to obsess about something, you lose the joy of it. If you start taking the fun out of why you workout and why you eat healthily, then why are you doing it in the first place? Workout and eat well because you love your body, not because you hate it.
And if I’m honest, being flexible with my diet this last month has been one of the best things I could have done for my body.