Hope everyone has had an enjoyable Easter break. And if you feel you have OD’d on the chocolate Easter eggs and are feeling guilty, stop it!
What’s the good of berating yourself after the act? If your thoughts are ‘I shouldn’t have eaten the whole egg!!’ ‘Ugh now I have to go on a diet for 2 weeks!’ then let them go as they are not serving you.
These kinds of thoughts are not good for your well-being. They will up your guilt levels and bring your mood down. Guilt score 100, Well-being score 0.
So be gentle with yourself, what’s done is done. If you want to reduce your chocolate intake just start again.
Ask yourself why you felt you had to eat the whole egg or two? There’s nearly always an emotional cause behind it and you might need some support to shift that.
In one of my previous blogs I spoke about treats and how they can trick you into feeling bad afterwards upping your guilt levels and making it more difficult to lose weight. Try focusing on more nourishing foods and maybe think about what you really like to put in your body and how you feel afterwards. Did you feel more energised, physically and emotionally. Or did you feel lethargic and guilty? Choose the foods that bring you energy and a sense of well-being.
Focusing on your sense of well-being keeps those guilt feeling at bay.
How do you minimise any guilt feeling you might have around food? What steps do you take to reinforce your sense of well-being at these times? We’d love to hear your thoughts.