Oh this is a doozy – you’re going to love it.
You are here reading this because you want a magic bullet: lemon water in the morning, no grains, eating a big breakfast, no snacking, a green smoothie for afternoon tea, doing the Easy Kitchen Reset (!!), adding a teaspoon of spirulina in a jar of chicken liver pate. OK … getting weird!
Nope, it’s none of those things.
And I’m sorry to say that I don’t believe there is a magic bullet.
But keep reading.
My number one tip to creating lasting change towards eating better is… forgiveness.
Forgiving yourself for all the times you eat less than perfectly.
Forgiving yourself for the fact that certain foods SCREAM at you to eat them and you can’t always ignore the call.
Forgiving yourself that Easter is on the horizon and those pesky hot cross buns have been in the shops – as soon as you step foot inside – for MONTHS (and willpower is hard to maintain).
Forgiving yourself for knowing how good certain foods taste, even though they don’t serve us well.
Forgiving yourself for putting food in your shopping trolley that you know isn’t great, but you don’t have the strength, or time, to think about alternatives right now.
Forgiving yourself for eating crap when you’re tired.
Forgiving yourself for that trip through drive-thru.
Forgiving yourself for not kicking your coffee habit.
Forgiving yourself for not ‘eating clean’.
Forgiving yourself because you cannot be perfect (no one is).
If you chose to forgive, I wonder how differently you’d feel about yourself?
I know for me, it’s probably the reason that change has taken a long time, because I chose forgiveness and kindness and didn’t wear myself into the ground learning EVERYTHING and changing EVERYTHING overnight.
It’s been slow and steady and full of compassion toward myself.
I reckon I’ll be better off in the long run.
Because I didn’t stop and beat myself up every day, I let go and had room to move forward.
Consistently berating ourselves is going to stop you dead in your tracks on the path to eating better food. It’s a toxic environment for your body.
So…tell me…can you do it?
What could you forgive yourself for right now?