fat-food

I don’t usually eat meat for a variety of reasons, but I made an exception this morning for a delicious brunch with two of my closest girlfriends. There is nothing like the support, love, laughter, and loyalty of good friends. We made whole grain avocado toast with shallots, heirloom tomatoes, prosciutto, and poached eggs, as well as flourless #glutenfree pancakes with fresh #organic #fruit.
For me, #health and #wellness are about #moderation and #balance, not about perfection. I find that being flexible sometimes helps keep me from obsessing as much, which keeps me healthier in mind and body.
When we aim for perfection from a place of self-loathing (ie I’m too fat, I’m not fill-in-the-blank enough, I’m worthless) rather than aiming for health from a place of love for ourselves and humanity (I want and deserve to feel my best, I care for my mind and body, I care about how my life affects others), our harsh inner critic can get the better of us and create disordered eating or other unhealthy means of trying to gain control of our lives. Balance and flexibility can help us loosen up and, perhaps ironically, actually help us feel more in control and centered. (I totally support an entirely vegan lifestyle, if that’s what right for you. This post is more about the psychology of perfectionism.) #brunch #health #wellness #eeeeeats #eeeats #poachedeggs #eggsbenedict #avocadotoast #paleopancakes #flexibility #mentalhealth #yoga #mindbodysoul #diet #nutrition #801010 #girlfriends #wellfulliving by wellfulliving https://www.instagram.com/p/BBhEXXwAdSl/