Tonight’s post will be short and sweet (lame pun shamelessly intended).
For me, when it comes to snacking there’s no such thing as moderation. Thanks to the POPSUGAR SnackID Quiz, I’ve learned this classifies me as an All-or-Nothing Nosher. And boy were they right. One of my biggest struggles when it comes to trying to change my eating habits is my “all-or-nothing” mentality. I cut myself off from my favorite “bad” snacks but, when presented with an opportunity to indulge, “moderation” is not in my vocabulary. Enter the all-or-nothing noshing. Suggested serving size? I suggest you keep your opinions to yourselves, Ben & Jerry! But, after inhaling a pint of ice cream, I’m left feeling both physically and mentally defeated. I learned that I need to treat my sweet tooth differently. Instead of completely cutting myself off from some of my favorite indulgences, I need to treat myself (I’m looking at you Tom Haverford!) to them on a more regular basis; that way, when faced with a plate of homemade brownies I won’t feel compelled to eat myself into a brownie coma.
It’s ok to eat some of your favorite things every now and then! Don’t cut yourself off completely because, in my experience, you’re more likely to binge and overindulge thus starting the vicious cycle of binging, feeling like crap, and either quitting altogether or taking your time to get back on track. Look at it like this: if you drop your phone you aren’t going to continue to smash it until it breaks just because you dropped it once; so don’t think that indulging in your favorite snacks every now and then is going to ruin all the hard work you’ve put in. Living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance so drink plenty of water, take the stairs, and eat that piece of office birthday cake.
I hope this has been helpful for you all! Don’t forget to leave your thoughts and questions in the comments!