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Sometime You Have to Make Bad Choices

I am constantly learning on a daily basis through my food journey. We get so used to having certain foods that we “think” we crave them. I’ve talked before about how I’m at a point in my life where I don’t “cheat”. I only make “choices”. I can do this because I’ve been through the process of eliminating foods that can cause inflammation…make me feel icky, make me tired or grumpy or bloated. But foods don’t just make you feel a certain way…after you stop having them, you can actually stop craving them. Your tastes change. What you once liked, you may no longer desire. That’s what’s your journey is all about. Figuring out what works for “YOU”. Because not every body is the same.
If you read my post a few days ago, I’m on vacation and was so excited to eat Kilwins ice cream. It’s something I “have” to do every time I’m in Sarasota. The smell of that place alone is something to be desired. ? Well, last night I had it. And you know what? It wasn’t that great. And know what else? My stomach has been a horrible disaster all day today. The best part? I learned that it wasn’t worth it. I didn’t “need” it. Taking chances so you can make better choices is what this learning process is all about. It’s like when I gave up chocolate for lent and on Easter I “had” to have Cadbury Mini Eggs. I leaned I NEVER want those again. The drugged feeling I felt after was not worth it. But the pizza I had promised myself after I finished the Crossfit Opens? Now THAT was worth it! I felt a little yucky the next day, but I learned I still LOVE pizza (only Flatbreads, of course). And I will “choose” treat myself every once in a while
I love that I’ve made it to this point. It’s taken me years! It’s a journey for a reason. There’s no overnight remedy. But you won’t get there unless you take those chances. You won’t get there unless you allow yourself to see how good you can actually feel. Allow yourself to find balance. ??❤️?