Give Yourself a Break from Weight Anxiety
Memorial Day is almost upon us. After a long winter, the sun is shining and it’s barbecue season again! I did a quick Google search for “Memorial Day” and “food” or “diet” and got back a bunch of hits about sticking to your diet on holidays.
We’ve got our own advice (and since we’re non-diet, I don’t think it will come as much of a shock), but…bag the diet and eat what you want!
Ditching the Diet
Taking a break from the worries of everyday life, including anxieties about food and weight — we should do that every day, not just on holidays. Ideally, anxieties about food and weight aren’t part of our lives at all.
Normal Eating and Special Occasions
Normal eating means sometimes eating differently than we usually do, especially on special occasions. And yes, burgers and dogs on the grill is a special occasion, in my book!
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I just saw an interesting post on fitsugar. A reader wrote in asking for strategies to cope with visiting her boyfriend’s mother, known for making “very unhealthy foods.”
“How can I enjoy my weekend, not insult her cooking, and not blow my diet all at the same time?,” the reader asked.
One great response:
“It’s one weekend. Eating a little won’t kill you….Be happy with yourself and your life and a little less freakin’ rigid, and it’s amazing how the weight comes off. I have to work hard when it comes to the weight thing too, but at the same time, I refuse to stress out about eating or food or anything else, really. Ease up and enjoy life. And a cookie every once in a damn while.”