My relationship with food has been decent. I could have eaten more fruits and vegetables, but my eating choices weren't terrible. It was never really bad, but I always (and still kinda am) weird about talking about food. So this is new to me. So anyway, I took my time in quarantine to help better my food habits. And I have lost a good amount of weight just by eating food that helped fuel my body and gave it the nutrients it needed.
But the crazy part is I lost weight, but still ate my favorite foods such as pizza, chips, and fries. It's all about balance.
But the funny thing is a few months ago I would have labeled all of these foods as bad. But after doing my own research I realized no food is bad. Diet culture tries to teach us that we shouldn't have carbs and that we can't have that piece of cake. But I'm here to tell you to eat that piece of cake. I know it's easier said than done but trust me it will not hurt you or hurt your progress if you are trying to lose weight.
This "journey" hasn't been easy. Counting calories can affect someone's mental health. It can become obsessive. I had a lot of stressful days when I saw I would go over my calorie limit. Eventually, I will write about the hard days I had but for now, let's stay positive. Because for the most part, that's what my journey was. Some days I didn't want to count calories and just do whatever. And that's OK. Intuitive eating is just as good as counting calories.
I'm just here to tell you that it's OK to eat that piece of cake or have that slice of pizza.
Hey, maybe a few slices of pizza. Food is our fuel — we should not be scared of it! You don't want to look back on life and see you missed out on moments because of food. You deserve to be happy and eat what makes you happy.