We have to lose the belief that some foods are “good” and some are “bad.” You’re probably thinking I’m being hypocritical because I often write about the dangers of certain foods and ingredients in them. But hear what I am saying. In order to be able to lose weight in a truly healthy way and establish a healthy relationship with your body and with food, changing your perception is key. If you punish yourself and consider you have been “bad” if you ate something you consider “bad” – that’s a problem!
Food was provided to us by God to nourish and sustain our bodies and also for enjoyment and fellowship! He’s also given us the ability to make our own choices. So some days you may make very good, healthy choices that align with your goals and other days you may not. That doesn’t ruin everything and it doesn’t make you “bad” on that day. It doesn’t even make it a bad day!
In Today’s the Day I work with clients through the initial 7 weeks to help them understand how to make the best choices for them. Those are not exactly the same for everyone. We are all unique and some foods that work well for me will not for you. That’s ok. This is why I call Today’s the Day a blueprint – we personalize the plan to your specific needs.
That’s also why my focus is on the quality of food and taking baby steps. If you only focus on losing a certain number of pounds or reaching a specific weight you’re missing the most important aspect of the whole thing. We are meant to enjoy our meals. Our food is meant to nourish, strengthen and sustain us. Our focus is to be on wholeness and health and when that happens we find that reaching a healthy weight with energy and vitality becomes so much easier and more enjoyable.
Guilt over making a less than optimal choice is pointless. We all do that from time to time. One day isn’t going to totally derail all your other good choices. Just enjoy the birthday cake, or ice cream, or mac and cheese or pizza or whatever your “guilty pleasure.” It’s what you do next that counts!
What do you think about the concept of good and bad foods and how they impact who you are?
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