Oh how holidays have changed so much for the better.
When I was deep in my dieting days, holidays were not to great. In fact, they were stressful.
Social gatherings may be the more accurate place of stress and often holidays are filled with gatherings.
Holidays meant an abundant amount of indulging food and all kinds of yummy drinks to "tempt" me.
I felt like I had two choices to make.
1. Give in to the temptation just for this one day and go on a full fledge binge leaving me sick to my stomach, obsessed with the food, not present with the people surrounding me, and disappointed if the food available wasn't amazing.
Can you imagine how this experience left me feeling both physically and mentally?
or.. option 2. Use all the willpower I had to "stay on track". This led to me feeling deprived, angry, jealous os the others eating, and obsessing about the food. (And the crazy thing is that I found myself binging sometime in the near future anyway)
This option made me feel empowered to a certain extent, but mostly miserable about the day.
Holidays were just stressful.
Little did I know... there was a 3rd option.
Fast forward to today.
Today where I have food freedom.
Today where no food is off limits on any day, not just holidays.
The food just isn't as tempting anymore.
Don't get me wrong.. I LOVE food!
But now that I give myself UNLIMITED permission to eat What I want, When I want, and However much I want every single day, the desire or decision to binge to the point where I feel sick, just isn't there.
I can eat donuts every single day.. so why eat 5 today?
If you can relate to this post, just know that I feel you. I know exactly how a simple holiday such as Easter can have you stressed out.
Give yourself the gift of freedom. Enjoy today for many things and food may just be ONE of those things.
Enjoy the food, enjoy your family, enjoy the laughter and smiles. Life is about so much more than controlling our food.
I wish you all an amazing Easter Sunday! ❤