No matter how hard we try to adopt healthier eating habits and eat clean, sometimes our fat, salty sweet processed faves still make it into our hands and eventually our mouths.
There’s no such thing as perfection and the occasional snacks and comfort foods that don’t fit into our new healthy ideal won’t kill us, but the mental aspects of “falling off the wagon” can cause us to go to some extremes to keep up the appearance of perfection.
When you veer off the straight and narrow path, how do you do it? I personally am a “leave no evidence” bad habit eater.
Do you see yourself in any of these scenarios? If so, don’t fret, you’re not alone.
The stasher doesn’t keep their snacks with the healthier foods, they stash their snacks in coat pockets, shoe boxes and miscellaneous drawers around the house.
The leave no evidence binger
This eater will buy something that they are “not supposed to eat” and instead of eating some now and saving some for later, they will eat it all and hide the package deep down at the bottom of the garbage can.
In these streets eater
As long as it’s not eaten in the house, it doesn’t exist. This eater will stop at their favorite fast food restaurant or buy some candy at the store and eat it in the car on their way home. They keep a bag under the passengers side seat to hide the wrappers.
The midnight muncher
This eater will get up in the middle of the night when everyone in the house is sleeping and eat the bag of chips they’ve hid in the vegetable crisper drawer of the fridge (they have stasher tendencies).
Not all of these bad habit eating styles are exclusive and can be interchangeable depending on the circumstances.
In all seriousness when we get too hard on ourselves about everything we eat it can open the door for eating disorders and mind games that can be harmful to our overall well being. If these bad eating habits are occasional then enjoy and don’t make a big deal about not eating healthy all the time. If these bad eating habits are actual habits that occur regularly, then you need to take a look at your expectations and approach to healthier eating. You may have created a restrictive diet instead of a lifestyle change. #IKHLW
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