I have been trying to make healthier choices lately when it comes to food. Halloween is always a struggle with the candy. And the holidays are right around the corner. Like I said before, I am not counting calories, but my biggest concern is trying to get enough protein in during the day. I am also trying to watch my sugar intake.
I do find that when I have a bad day or get upset I turn to food more than I should. I notice I reach for the sweets when I am feeling blue for a pick me up. I am starting to think that food is more dangerous than people think. Is it an addiction that no one wants to talk about? Is it a crutch to some just like alcohol is for others? I do find it is a mental game to overcome cravings. I do believe it is ok to have a little here and there. I do think that helps a lot so I don’t completely fall off the wagon and binge on junk food. I am not saying we should never eat sweets again, but like all things it should be in moderation. And I should not turn to chocolate if I am having a bad day. That is not a good coping mechanism at all.
I find the more I workout the more prone I am to not have that fun size candy bar that is sitting on my kitchen table. I also have taken a bite or two, then threw the rest away so I would not finish the whole thing. That is my version of portion control.
I came across the quote “Food is fuel, not therapy” yesterday. I really need to plaster it all over the place.
I know nutrition will continue to be an everyday struggle for me. I do want to keep trying and striving to put good in my body. I can’t expect my body to perform if it is loaded on donuts and chips all the time.