I love shopping, champagne, red wine, dark chocolate, and ice cream and I dislike white chocolate, white wine, pineapple, and burpees. These days, I try hard not to overindulge in the things I love too much however, there are days when I wished my dislike list was longer but unfortunately, it’s not so I need to exercise a little thing called ‘moderation’.

In my opinion, moderation is one of the keys to successfully reaching your health and personal goals. I’m also human so I understand that when times are tough moderation is thrown out the window and the only cure is a tub of double choc-chip ice cream. This is typically followed by feelings of self-loathing, which ultimately leads to either further poor food choices or possibly a double gym session. So, how do we avoid feeling this way? Well, we exercise moderation and do not deprive ourselves of what makes us happy.

Let’s look at some of the things that can make you feel good about yourself without making you feel guilty:

  • Enjoy a nice dinner with the love of your life or someone who makes you happy.
  • Splurge and order a slightly expensive glass of wine/bubbles with dinner – do you really need the full bottle?
  • Share a dessert to reduce the feelings of guilt.
  • Binge on a good Netflix series.
  • Don’t put something off that has to be done. I know this may sound strange however if you get that chore done then you free yourself so that you can get on with more important things.
  • Crack open that bottle of Verve you’ve had in the fridge for over 6ths with a friend – who said champagne was only to be drunk when celebrating. In my opinion, having a friend come over to spend time with me is a good enough reason to drink bubbles.
  • Contact an old friend who used to make you feel good about yourself; I’m sure you’ll make their day and who knows you may just rekindle a great friendship.

Lastly, don’t beat yourself up if you have days where you throw moderation out the window just accept what you did and move on. Life is hard enough without us adding to our own problems. If you need help setting goals to be a better version of yourself, email me at: info@annedaviesnutritionlifecoach.com.au

Have a wonderful day.

Much love

Anne

 

 

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