Can I eat a cookie on a diet?

If you feel like you’re a carb addict, cool, a lot of people do. There’s nothing wrong with you. Carbs are delicious. This is why a lot of people turn to diets like keto, Whole30, and low-carb.

 

They're afraid they're overdoing it on the carbs.

 

But let's break this down.



What we call carbs is an oversimplification.

 


Food HAS carbs. Food isn’t carbs. Vegetables have carbs. Fruit has carbs. Rice has carbs. Potatoes have carbs. Beans have carbs. Bread has carbs. Cookies have carbs. Donuts have carbs.

 


I think sometimes we demonize “carbs” which puts them on a pedestal so when we do have them, we feel guilty, we feel bad, and we haven’t had them in so long so we binge and the only way we know out of the binge, the only way we know how to recover is to deprive. To restrict.

 


So we tell ourselves we’re carb addicts. We put a label on ourselves.

 

 

And we feel “good” when we turn one down. This...

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Holiday Overeating- Your Mindset Matters

 

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...

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