Back to Day 70- No Good or Bad is the title of this one. It is referring to how we speak about our eating behavior and how we tell someone about our eating habits during the holidays by saying, "I was so bad the whole time I was at the Christmas party." The problem with this is that "eating is not a moral issue so you can't apply behavioral codes to what you do with food," says Spangle. So eating junk food that you like doesn't make you a bad person. It is time to stop using those words to describe your food intake.
So now it is time to call it "eating choices" With this new approach you can use the phrase, " I made good choice in eating oatmeal and a hard boiled egg for breakfast. This afternoon, I made a poor choice when I ate not just one, but three brownies!" This makes each action a choice, " you can eliminate the punishing self messages that say you were bad."
By changing your language, you are changing your habits of mind and taking back your power around food. By using the word "choose" you are thinking about your options instead of being mindless and unaware. This can only lead you to be responsible in your decisions about what to eat.
YOU CAN DO IT!
YES YOU CAN!
NEVER GIVE UP!
Always on the move- MER