Sometimes I equate a really messy car-I’m talking gym shoes, old magazines, big gulp containers, and wrappers littering the backseat-with bad eating habits. It seems as though, when I get off on the wrong track, i.e. it’s a Monday and I’m already in the break room at work scarfing down cake from Friday’s birthday party, that I’ve sabotaged myself, and the only way to deal with it is simply to order a large pizza.
But take my word for it: this is a slippery (and fatty) slope.
We’ve all been tempted to just give up, even in the throes of healthy eating and systematic exercise. Just like the old, trashed car that we drove around in college, it just seems easier to throw another steak on the bbq, just like we threw another big gulp container in the backseat, rather than committing to cleaning the car out. The thing we have to remember is that the more trash we fill the car with-or that we stuff down our gullet-the longer and harder it will be to clean it (and get rid of the excess weight.)
It’s also important to understand what may be causing this self-defeating behavior. Stress and anxiety can be catalysts to poor eating habits. Getting enough sleep, taking a yoga class or going for a long walk can help. And taking a natural supplement such as Solanova’s Relora®, which can alleviate stress, tension, irritability, and may regulate stress-related eating behaviors and subsequent weight gain, can also aid in your fight for control of your cravings.
Ban the it doesn’t matter now anyway self-sabotage. Because in truth, it really Does matter. So you had a piece of cake. Hey, to eat junk food is human, to forgive yourself and not eat a sheet cake, is divine. One 300-calorie indiscretion can lead to a 2000-calorie burrito-margarita-ice cream sundae glutton-fest. Don’t give in to it.
There’s always a second chance for a healthy tomorrow. So get on it. Oh. And save me a piece of cake, will ya?