How Skinny People Eat

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I’m back, ladies. I had the best intentions to post for Self Love Friday Forum, but Friday was moving day. I thought Trey and I would finish in enough time for me to post, but that didn’t pan out. We worked for 12 hours that day, and for another couple when we arrived at our new digs. Finally, after three days of packing, hauling and cleaning we have finished.

Due to the move I didn’t exercise for two days straight, which is completely out of the ordinary. On top of that, I ate all the wrong things for days. And that leads me to the topic of this post.

Have you ever made up your mind to change your lifestyle and eat right, and then in a moment of weakness grabbed for your guilty pleasure food? After you ate it you felt defeated, like a failure, which only made things worse, and maybe you really stuffed your face then. You might have given up the idea of changing your eating habits altogether.

Well you can forgive yourself for all of those times when you meant to eat right and then “fell off the wagon.” The problem is likely not your willpower but probably has something to do with unrealistic expectations. It’s unreasonable to think that you can eat perfectly all of the time. Trying to eat perfectly will usually lead to binge eating.

Eating Clean

Instead of being super restrictive, aim to eat fresh, natural, unprocessed foods 85 to 95 percent of the time. If you want lasting change, this is the way to go. Eating this way, you can indulge in the foods you enjoy and never feel deprived.

I typically aim to eat “clean” foods 95 percent of the time. Meaning, I eat natural and unprocessed foods six days a week and dig into an indulgence once a week. As this week has shown I can’t always do this. But when I eat badly I’m always ready to resume my healthy habits.

Go easy on yourself, and get back to healthy eating.

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