Eating fun foods is fun. It's in the sentence so it has to be true.
Food is everywhere during the holidays, and it can be stressful AF if you are used to being perfect with food and don't know how to handle imperfect food situations.
It can be stressful AF if you OVERTHINK it and allow it to be stressful.
We've all experienced overeating fun foods. It's uncomfortable. Stomachache. Have to unbutton the jeans or borrow Phoebe's maternity pants. Maybe ya feel sleepy AF. It happens. Imperfect eating is imperfect. Life is imperfect. Accept it, yo.
Overeating is often demonized! (A lot of things are these days.)
Overeating sucks, but it's literally not the end of the world. People overeat, deal with the consequences of feeling like shit, and move on with life. I think in my clean eating/binge eating days, I demonized imperfect foods so much that the fear of overeating consumed me. I stressed myself out to the point that if I did eat a bit too much, my whole perfect world fell apart and I was destined to start a new round of whole30 or reset to clean up the mess.
Sooooo I ate everything in sight knowing the only way out of the mess was restriction.
If you decide to eat your normal portion of food and ya don't feel like shit at the end of the night, cool beans. I love feeling amazing from food and feeling energized from a meal!
If you overeat on Thanksgiving or Christmas or any holiday, if ya have a second plate of food and a second slice of pie, it literally is not a big deal unless you choose to make it one.
For my friends stuck in the perfect clean eating world, now obsessed with perfect eating and afraid of anything otherwise, checkout my new course Intro to Imperfect Eating.
Let me teach you how to go from clean/binge eating with Whole30 to being a normal yet imperfect AF eater all the time.