Don’t Beat Yourself Up!

Do you ever feel like you’ve ruined all your progress because you’ve had one less nutritious meal that wasn’t planned for?

I hear you! I’ve 🙋🏽‍♀️ been there before. I would have a cookie 🍪, feel guilty 😩 then end up eating 1/2 the pack. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Then I’d stress and beat myself up about it… Which was probably doing me more harm than good.

Research shows stress may wreak havoc on your metabolism… We’ve known for some time that stress is connected to weight gain, due to a high level of the stress hormone cortisol. It’s states that stress can increase our appetite and cravings for junk food! 😩 Let me make things clear... There isn’t one single food on this earth that will make you gain weight. It’s your total calories overall.

If you are consistently eating in a SURPLUS (more calories than your body is burning) then you will gain weight. If you are eating in a DEFICIT (eating less calories than you’re burning) then you will lose weight.

It doesn’t matter if you’re eating salads 🥗 or eating pizza 🍕 it’s your overall calorie intake.

I 🙋🏽‍♀️like to follow the 80/20 rule 80% of my foods are from whole 🥬 nutritious foods and 20% of my food are from less nutritious fun 🍔 foods.

All foods fit in moderation

This is just a reminder DON’T BE SO HARD ON YOURSELF!

Give yourself credit for the fact that you were trying to do better by leading a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE.

This journey should be a fun one one that actually makes you feel good. 😌 Remember it’s what you do consistently, that matters.

#HealthyChoices #HealthyEating #Calories #Progress #8020 #WholeFoods

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