It’s okay to eat.

GVNpic4nowYou might be wondering why i chose the above photo for a post like this, and its because it was taken in my favourite restaurant on mine and Richards first anniversary. I had a three course meal and i enjoyed each and every mouthful of it because it was truly delicious. The point of me telling you this is that i didn’t feel bad about eating it for the second, but i don’t always feel like that.

When i was 12 i started having issues with food and i still have to fight against it for almost every meal. Between the ages of 14 and 15 i lost close to 60 pounds through eating under 500 calories a day and exercising in my bedroom to the point where i felt ill. Every time i ate, even if i was within the calories i had allotted myself,which was far too little to healthily live off.

I’ve been eating really healthily and exercising a lot lately trying to lose weight in a healthy way and that bought up a lot of those feelings again. I began my ‘life style change’ with a 2 day smoothie detox and when eating my first meal after that i felt terrible, i even ended up crying after i had finished. I’m eating though. I’m eating healthy foods and exercising a healthy amount while still allowing my self to have treats so I’m going to give you a few tips as to how i stop feeling guilty for eating.

After you’ve eaten, if you’re feeling bad take a few deep breaths with your eyes closed and remind your self that you need food to survive. You’re allowed to enjoy food and you need food to be healthy.

Drink something healthy to help you relax and calm down. I like to drink a big glass or water or mug of green tea.

Go for a little walk or light jog. It helps me feel sort of like i’ve burnt off or deserved the meal if i do a little light exercise after eating.

Find something you can do that makes you feel better such as lighting some candles and watching netflix or watering your plants.

I don’t know how much of this will help anyone but i really hope it does, it helps me!

-Dana

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