Have you ever experienced that moment, right after eating your fourth sugar cookie (which was preceded by 3 pieces of toffee fudge), where you say, “Forget it! Today’s eating is obviously ruined so I might as well eat everything in sight!” and then proceed to eat 3 more cookies, chips, an energy bar and a few French fries to live up and really go down in food flames? It’s a full-blown tailspin that feels crazy, out-of-control and so no fun! Believe me, I’ve been there too and it is NOT pretty.
Today’s holiday survival tip is the last in this amazing series and gets to the heart of what to do when we are about to be derailed by a single tasty treat. Is it really possible to save your day even if you’ve had too much double chocolate-chip cheesecake?
I say, heck-to-the-ya! All you’ve got to do is take each meal on its own merit. For example, let’s say you ate a giant, gooey apple fritter for breakfast. Not the ideal choice but rather than beating yourself up about it, counting how many calories you’ve got left for the day then throwing up your hands in despair and eating half the baker’s dozen you picked up for the office, take the indulgence for what it was and move on! Constant beratement only breaks us down, kills our inner strength and wills us to grab another mouthful of crap to sooth our wounded spirit. How deep and how true!
So the next time you indulge, enjoy it and know that all is not lost with one not-so-great choice. I promise you will be hungry again to catch up on your green veggies!
I’d love to hear your comments below on how taking each meal on its own merit helps you and what you do to calm yourself after a bad food bonanza.
Jamie G. Dougherty, founder of JamieLiving.com, gives women the secrets to feel amazing in their bodies and create the balance they crave between their busy schedules and eating well. Jamie believes that though kale and brown rice are good foods to put on your plate, until we truly learn HOW to eat rather than just WHAT to eat we will continue to be carb-craving, super-frazzled, stress-out ladies.If you ever feel hungry, stuck and unsatisfied with your food be sure to visit Jamie’s website to get her FREE 5-Step Guide to Fabulous. Seriously ladies, get ready for Jamie to rock your world!