Any of you feeling a little less than happy about your Easter indulgences? Well I was yesterday, so scrounging through my fridge for food I found a head of broccoli which I decided to cook and take for my lunch.
Something I have been conscious of recently (as I am in the throws of book writing) is what is my personal philosophy of food, exercise and body image, in regards to fat freezing and the clients I treat.
For a number of years now I have eaten mainly clean, green and relatively healthy (mostly). I try to avoid highly refined processed carbohydrates but sometimes I don’t. HELLO EASTER!
So when I chose to take this broccoli to work for my lunch I thought about how it would make me feel rather than what eating if would make me look like – by counting and comparing its caloric value and the potential impact on my waistline. Instead I relished in the prebiotics, nutrients and fibre in it and thought about the value this offered to my bodies cells. I probably ate 2 medium Easter Eggs over the last week. To be honest as I ate them I didn’t punish myself or feel bad (although I did feel a little sick). I knew that it was a choice and really at the end of the day, they would make no difference to my body. This is something that is happening to me now more and more frequently. I choose the eat what I want rather than coming from a place of denial (or I shouldn’t eat that).
So when it came to choosing the broccoli I no longer took it because I should. I took it because I wanted too. This mental shift of should to could is something I find myself doing regularly in regards to diet and exercise now and it is a lovely shift. This principle of exercising choice – from using could versus should is something I talk about in my book.
And I am fortunate to say that this is how I choose to look at food now. Yes – I have had fat freezing and I now completely love my body, I love my curves and my shape. But its not just the fat freezing that has done it. It is with a new consciousness and using my 5 step process to PEACE ® with my body, that I am in control and I now allow myself to make choices regarding my food rather than choosing food from a place of denial, obligation or guilt.
So I encourage all of you, to make the choice to change your vocabulary. Just start by simply using the word could instead of should, and see how you feel.
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Continue to Be Beautiful,