friend not food

Last night I had the weirdest dream that I met up with yesmummynomummy, friend-not-food, soontobemrsdavis and lucyjanexo so Alesia could drive us all to a concert to meet the mechanic 😂😂😂

Cat, you ate too many party rings and refused to get out of the car, Alesia you were stressing out because you wanted to meet the mechanic while me, Lucy and Vix just strolled off cause we’d seen some hot guys we wanted to chat up. Why is my brain so odd?!

“Forbidden Fruit”

Last night I had a portion of chips with curry, and before that I was out for a meeting and had a slice of pizza.

 I woke up this morning feeling guilty, and made a list of things I should eat today and told myself “You better stick to it!” ….It’s been a week since I felt this way (Last week I had a slice of pizza) and I thought… Every single time I forbid myself to eat something.. I want it even more. I’m not sure if that makes me an “Emotional eater” “Too busy to make a meal plan” “Eating ‘cause of stress” and all other “labels” out there I keep reading about.

But you know what? There is time in your life when you can’t look at one meal as a set back… Actually, you should never see anything as a set back. It’s a long journey we all learn from. It’s messy, it’s hard, there’s guilt and anger… But then..it just goes away. 

I was talking to a dear friend of mine, and she told me about this diet that really works! “So, you just eat every 5 hours, you don’t have any snacks, there’s a lot of meat in this diet, of course no junk food and etc. oh! And fruit is forbidden” 

I instantly felt this little twitch in my shoulders.. What do you mean fruit is forbidden?  FRUIT MAKES YOU FAT? WHAT?

“Yeah, apparently you are not suppose to eat it in this particular diet” 

Well, that is absolutely ridiculous! That is why I don’t count my calories anymore, I don’t follow my “macros” or any diet. That’s why eating clean in general is just the right way to learn to listen to your body and it’s needs. 

Clean eating is a deceptively simple concept. Rather than revolving around the idea of ingesting more or less of specific things (for instance, fewer calories or more protein), the idea is more about being mindful of the food’s pathway between its origin and your plate. At its simplest, clean eating is about eating whole foods, or “real” foods — those that are un- or minimally processed, refined, and handled, making them as close to their natural form as possible. However, modern food production has become so sophisticated that simply eating whole foods can be a challenging proposition these days.“ - fitnessmagazine.com

Let me know if you guys feel the same way! xoxo D