Sharing my personal experience for this weeks article.
I feel like a lot of people might feel the same or be able to relate to this in some way, I want you to know that your not alone.
Does eating certain foods make you feel guilty?
I wanted to dig into this because it's something I used to feel a lot. After gaining weight, then loosing it, I was forever scared of putting it back on. I would give myself a hard time or try to compensate for it later. I know this is a touchy subject and I'm no professional, but I wanted to write about my personal experience this week because I know I'm not alone. I know that a lot of people out there feel the same and might just not want to talk about it or think that it's 'weird.'
I've learnt that food isn't the enemy, in fact, I'm such a foodie like seriously, I love food! But, there are times I'll eat a cheeky burger or indulge a little to much, then feel really bad about it, or even if I fancy a snack after dinner, I'd feel like I would have to work out to burn the calories, or eat healthy for the next week just to compensate for it.
So how did I change my way of thinking so that this doesn't happen?
It's actually pretty simple, PORTION CONTROL. I've learnt that its totally fine to have a cheeky burger or pizza every now and again, just managing your portions and eating the foods you love is what's important, without ever feeing bad or feeling like you have to compensate for it later. Ensuring your portion sizes are controlled and your not binging is the trick.
Being healthy is the goal.
Some things that help me control my portions are making less, if you make less, you eat less. Same with going out to eat, now I've learnt to order less, this way, I don't feel so guilty about it later and I can still enjoy the food that I love. It also saves those coins ;) Win, Win.
Being that my main job is to be on Instagram and other social media platforms, it's hard not to compare yourself to others. Seeing 'perfect' bodies and seeing people eating healthy can make you feel even worse! We all know that Instagram isn't real, but we still compare ourselves to a fake reality, we just cant help ourselves.
For me, I don't think it's the worst thing in the world being on Instagram, sometimes it can be really positive, I've made so many positive changes in my life because I've been influenced in a really good way. But there is also that darker side that can make you feel insecure about your own body. Just remember, you have to do what makes YOU happy. So have that burger, have those chips and eat that pizza, its not the end of the world! LIVE YOUR LIFE!
Fancy reading more on how social media can influence us? Take a look at my previous article ' do influencers influence you?'