It is not uncommon for us to find ourselves overdoing it with food, with the result that we then feel guilty and try to make up for what we ate.
But what can you do if you find that you have eaten too much? The first thing you can do is accept that overeating is part of the human experience and move on. However, most people have a misconception about food, resulting in an unhealthy diet.
Here are some things you might think about food that are wrong:
- Overeating is horrible
- Enjoying food is a shame
- Being thin “tastes better” than anything you put in your mouth
It is important to know that eating occasionally beyond satiety is perfectly normal. If you do it daily or very often, this may be a sign that you are experiencing your emotions while eating. And if that’s the case, you need more help – an authorized therapist can help.
But if you eat too much because you are with the family or you have your favorite foods in front of you, then enjoy the food without guilt.
Be kind to yourself and be kind to others. That is, do not comment on the weight of others or what they eat. Keep your eyes on your own plate and your body. (Here’s why you should never compliment someone on losing weight).
Life is for you to enjoy. None of us knows what the future holds. This means really enjoying time with family and friends, eating the pie you crave and feeling good every time you eat something you love.
No one has ever become healthier, physically or emotionally, by following a strict diet or detoxification. Nothing cleanses or detoxifies your body, even if you only consume juices for a week.
Whatever you eat is not a crime. It is not a shame. Repeatedly insulting yourself with a negative self-talk can have a negative impact on your life and your emotions. Instead, divert your thinking to good things in life, such as eating and drinking.