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Lemon-garlic-paprika chicken

Marinaded some skinless chicken breasts in a zingy marinade of lemon juice, lime juice, crushed garlic, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, paprika, sea salt, black pepper and a tiny touch of maple syrup. Baked in the oven (still in a little of the marinade) at 190 Celsius for about 25 mins until tender. The marinade keeps the chicken wonderfully moist 👌

You’ve come a lot farther than you often think. You’re doing so great! :))

Tips for when you feel guilty about eating:

1.Try to figure out what is making you feel guilty. Targeting the issue is the first step in addressing it. What did you eat that caused you to feel this guilt?

2. One you figured out what food caused you to feel this guilt ask yourself why…was it high in calories? High in sugar? Something that you don’t consider healthy?

3. Look at the long term. What you ate might have been unhealthy or not what you planned, but is it going to affect you in a week? Most of the time the answer is going to be no.

4. Did you genuinely enjoy what you ate? No, I’m not asking about the nutritional value or the macros or the calories, I’m asking if you enjoyed this food. Most of the time the answer is going to be yes.

5. Remember that there is more to life than tracking calories and losing weight or becoming fit. You live one life and in that life there is no shame in enjoying delicious foods. There is nothing wrong in eating something just to enjoy it. 

6. Try your best to distance the relationship you have created between food and guilt. While this is a long term goal, it is something you can work on everyday. There are no bad foods, and there are no good foods. Food is simply food and detaching foods from the labels of good and bad is key to reestablishing a healthy relationship with food. 

At every single moment of every single day, oxygen is constantly diffusing into your blood stream. The SA Node in your heart is continuously pumping. You are alive. At every second, you body is fighting to take care of you. Show it kindness in return. Nurture it. Love it, for you wouldn’t be able to function without it.

FIRST STEP IN RECOVERY IS TELLING YOURSELF THIS!

No matter what you’ve done in your past, to yourself, or to others, you will be able to make things right. You are a good person.