“You are in control. There is only choice and consequence, both of which you have a unique influence over. Once you make the decision, accept all that comes with it, excuses are a weak persons way of trying to jerk responsibility. Don’t be that person.”
A fairly harsh thing to hear, however it is worth sharing because no matter which way you look at it, for the majority of situations (exceptional circumstances/situations excluded) it is 100% correct.
It is sad to see a great many people struggle with nutrition, they get so confused about what you ‘should’ be eating and in what amounts and we understand this but we are not the ones who need to change our mindset, you are.
The first step to freedom from nutritional worry is simply taking responsibility. Be accountable for your own choices and actions. If you eat an entire cake, don’t make an excuse, accept it’s happened and move on. If you do this on a regular basis accept that as well as the fact that the reason you’re perhaps a few lbs overweight is your fault.
It seems in the modern world everyone wants an excuse to elevate guilty of their poor choices or bad behaviour. While this might be acceptable for children who perhaps haven’t yet learnt any better, it’s not for adults.
No one said nutrition was going to be easy but that doesn’t mean it has to be something that makes you feel bad, it’s not the food that makes you feel guilty, it’s the fact that you have done something you probably shouldn’t. Remember that.
Before you start looking for fad diets and quick fixes you need to focus on some personal growth and taking responsibility for all the actions that you have had 100% influence over that have lead to you being in your current situation. Once this is done you can start making a plan to move forwards.
If you struggle to do this on your own and need help, ask for it.