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DISORDERED EATING THOUGHTS I HAD TODAY

DISORDERED EATING THOUGHTS I HAD TODAY

DISORDERED EATING THOUGHTS I HAD TODAY:⠀

“Oh look, @shakeshack shows how many calories are in each menu item! Thats good to know. ⠀

Should I go with the bun or bun-less? Bun-less is -205 calories. I don’t even like the bun anyway… might as well save 205 cal for the fries!⠀

THE FRIES ARE 470 calories! THE PLAIN FRIES. Ugh. That would bring me up to… *calculates in head* over 800 calories for one meal! Ugh. ⠀

What am I going to eat for dinner tonight? Maybe I’ll eat lighter so I totally don’t overdo it with the calories.⠀

Do I even need the fries? Ugh they sound so good. I don’t need them though. ⠀

Wait a minute! Why am I letting a number decide what I’m going to eat for lunch? I want the fries, so you know what? I am gonna get the fries!”⠀

One way that #dietculture has totally screwed me up is by making me think that calories are the deciding factor of whether I should eat something or not. ⠀

It’s been quite a while since I have counted calories and I am learning trust my body to tell me what, when, and how much I should eat. But today, when the calories were presented to me while I was placing my order, I started to let them dictate what I was going to eat and how I could make up for the “high caloric meal” I was about to devour. ⠀

I talked myself out of those thoughts and got what I wanted (I got the fries), but I can still hear those thoughts at the back of my mind. I don’t think those thoughts will ever really leave. And maybe, even though I try not to let them, they have an impact on the decisions I make everyday.⠀

I am breaking these thought patterns that have been totally engrained in my head, slowly, but surely. I am not sure I will ever fully break them, but I will continue to work on it, because I know that trust in my self and my body is more powerful than knowing how many calories are in the fries. ⠀

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