Fighting Post Holiday SELF Fat Shaming

Cheat Meals. 
Cheat day. 
Treat Meal. 
Treat day. 
80/20 rule.
Absolute Rule. 
Atkins Diet
Carbohydrate addict (think I just showed my age)
South Beach
Blood Type Diet
High Fat/Low Protein...
Body Shape Menu

Holidays and special occasions aren't included right...
Well, if not I'm gonna beat myself up and VOW to never eat
all that meat,
so much fat,
the chips,
drink the soda,
the alcohol...
Don't I deserve... 

The TRUTH!!!!
Yes you deserve the truth. 
Has been years since I beat myself up over what I ate
on a holiday. 
But if I were to go to IG, Twitter, FB
and even snapchat (which I deleted)
right now I'd see someone bemoaning their
holiday menu selections. 

Go to the mirror and do this... just say...

Then be honest with yourself about what you're going to do
and take it easy on yourself. 
If being cut up  and ripped with a certain body fat percentage 
is your health goal in life... 
Newsflash... you won't be able to eat all of the yummy
gooey, crunchy, salty, sugar laden things you like
nor too much of the naturally fat and other delicious foods. 

People with those bodies have either GREAT genetics OR
a great, massive heap of discipline... and extra ribs every holiday 
isn't part of that with a side of sugary baked beans and heaps and heaps
of cakes, cookies and brownies. 

If your goal is healthy numbers on the labs at your doctor's office 
without looking like someone off the front of Women's Health
or from a women's body building competition... relax. 
Ladies our bodies go through so many different phases, weights,
water composition, and changes over the course of 28 days... 
that deserves a blogpost by itself. 

Bottomline is we can't out exercise consistently unhealthy eating habits. 
But if you've taken the time to get to know what your body likes and hates
and changed your eating habits accordingly... having an extra plate one of the 
10 holidays out of 365 days of the year is no big deal. 

Mainstream media, magazines, youtube, instagram
and every other Western platform has beholden to a certain
standard of beauty for the last 75 years... but it has nothing to do with HEALTH. 
Consider how unhealthy the stress of feeling guilty for eating
whatever you ate for one day is not helping and then
grab a bottle of water... take a walk around the block...
color in your adult coloring book or
one of my favorites... 
watch one of your fave comedians on Netflix. 

Beating yourself up or fat shaming yourself for what you ate on Labor Day
is unproductive and has a negative impact on your mental health. 
If you don't like your lifestyle habits...
decide you're going to get to know what your body likes
and doesn't like then learn how to eat what tastes and is good for your body

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