I’m the dietitian that won’t ignore that you are *still* concerned about your goals even when Instagram tells you not to be.
While I agree with the sentiment, simply telling you
“Just eat as much pie as you want, it’s only one day.”
“Eat like normal! You don’t need to save calories for your big meal.”
“Don’t feel guilty about going back for seconds.”
“Skip the workout, you don’t need to earn your food or work off your meal.”
… denies that you can not (and probably will not) ignore the voice in the back of your head that says to do exactly the opposite.
Depending on where you are in your journey, that voice can be really loud or super soft. When it comes to weeks like these that are hardly typical and totally out of routine, it can feel even more challenging to have a healthy relationship with food.
I know there can be a push and pull between [smashing your macros and eating to your personal goals] and [eating like you disrespect yourself]. But, believe it or not, there IS a middle ground between the two.
It starts with examining the habits and behaviors that normally make you feel your best and measuring them against the ones you are able to commit to during a holiday week.
For many of you, this is foreign territory. Trust that if you’re in charge of creating the criteria (see step 4), you increase your chances of feeling successful. Success breeds self confidence which breeds a continued commitment to better habits.
It’s ok if you’re more concerned about this stuff – more than you let on. So swipe through my tips and create a your own personal holiday eating plan.