Post night-shift I used to eat ALL the fast food. I would go Burger King and get myself 2 orders of 5 piece French toast sticks. Then I would lay in bed before falling asleep, wondering why my stomach hurt so bad 🤷🏽♀️
Call it stress eating or call it just being stupid, but that’s no way to live. What is the point is getting French toast sticks after every night shift? Why would I knowingly eat them when they hurt my stomach so bad?
My relationship with food has drastically changed over the last year and a half. From constantly going to the drive through after working at the hospital because I was stressed and anxious and thought that food would solve all my problems, to no longer needing that fix, I’m SO proud of how far I’ve come.
But how did I do it? I started with changing my mindset. I dove into personal development. I started meditating and being MINDFUL of my food choices. I ask myself, “is this food going to fuel my body? Or am I stressed and I’m just trying to cover it up?” I started dealing with the ACTUAL problem instead of drowning it with food.
Don’t get me wrong - I still love my desserts, but I don’t NEED to eat sweets in order to feel better, because I’ve done the internal work towards happiness without the need to eat all the food.
Oh yeah - and you have to get on the “Everything But The Bagel” seasoning from @traderjoes cause it’s BOMB
3 months ago
Nutrition has always been really difficult for me for some reason. I went from being in high school & college with eating next to nothing every day because of stress and anxiety, to becoming a nurse and stopping at McDonalds 3-4 times a week because I was stressed, anxious, and I felt I needed to “eat my feelings”. I honestly never really thought about it too much. I didn’t think at the time that what I was putting in my body was doing harm or good. Food was never thought of as fuel growing up, it was always thought of as comfort, and something to celebrate over. And then food became my drug of choice.
It wasn’t until I went to the doctor and he told me I was in the “pre-obese” or “overweight” weight range that I knew I needed to really start looking at what I was putting in my body, and I needed to make a change. Most importantly, I needed to face my anxiety and feelings head on, instead of using food as a coping mechanism.
My nutrition is not “perfect”. But is there really “perfect” nutrition? Is that even a thing? What is “perfect” nutrition?
We need to stop labeling our nutrition as “perfect” or “off”, and start looking at food a different way.
Does what you’re putting in your body make you feel like shit? If it does or you know it will, DONT EAT IT.
Is what you’re putting in your body used to make you feel better in that moment? Or are you eating because you’re actually hungry?
Are you getting angry at yourself for having a “treat”? Girlfriend, that white claw is not going to make you gain 15 pounds. Just drink it because you’re around all your friends.
Honestly, I don’t follow a meal plan. I eat what makes me feel good. I eat what gives my body fuel for the day. I eat more “intuitively” now. I like to add spice and fun things to my food. I sub in vegetables where a carb should go a lot because i know my stomach won’t hurt after, but I still eat carbs.
And the best part? I have learned to deal with my anxiety and stress without eating like shit. I’m no longer covering it up with donuts or McDonalds. Im dealing with my shit. And the fact that I don’t need to use food as a coping mechanism anymore has allowed me to finally feel free 🙌🏼
I still can’t believe this precious human has been in this planet 365 days, a whole revolution around the sun! She’s everything I ever prayed for & outshines everything I ever imagined. She truly is sunshine mixed with a bit of hurricane, biggest personality ever! She’s my wildflower. I’m blessed to be her mother....”I will raise her to think she can breathe fire”🔥 #BirthdayPrincess#wildflower#SmashCake#1stBirthday#December#LifeIsShortEatTheCake
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I've added this TREAT YO SELF pin because I mean we ALL need this little reminder to do just that now & then! & @righteousrootsoils you already know all about how to do this 😂
This pin is cute, funny, and a representation of one of the many things I've learned from @righteousrootsoils and it's that in life we must have a BALANCE.
Work hard 🏋🏻♀️, get yo ish done ✔️, but always remember to reward YOURSELF after 🧁🛍🎁 #lifeisshorteatthecake