Halloween candy and why you should treat yo self.

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Hey girl hey 😉 …..

Ever seen this fucker before?
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Legit, whoever made this in the kindest of senses can go fuck themselves.

Here is the issue I have with this chart of calories vs activity to burn it with.
Yes this does give a good example of what is in these little bad boys, but hey ever heard of fitting things into your macros? Bitch please, pretty sure I ate 6 reeses cups already today. Don’t see me running for the spin bike just to work it off.

The idea behind this all is basically telling you that,

A: This is a bad food
B: You are bad for eating this food
C: You better be ready to do some jump rope if you scarf that butter finger down your throat.

THERE ARE NO GOOD OR BAD FOODS.
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Balance is a wonderful thing, and you should never feel guilty for treating yourself.
To each their own but I like treating myself daily instead of picking one day a week where I gorge on 10,000 calories in one sitting and induce binge eating tendencies.

Separating us from these types of foods that we crave can really put an intense weight on our conscious and can easily lead to long term eating disorders such as;

Orthorexia
  1. an obsession with eating foods that one considers healthy.
    • a medical condition in which the sufferer systematically avoids specific foods in the belief that they are harmful.
      noun: orthorexia nervosa; plural noun: orthorexia nervosa

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 Signs you may have Orthorexia:

  • Feelings of guilt when deviating from strict diet guidelines
  • Increase in amount of time spent thinking about food
  • Regular advance planning of meals for the next day
  • Feelings of satisfaction, esteem, or spiritual fulfillment from eating “healthy”
  • Thinking critical thoughts about others who do not adhere to rigorous diets
  • Fear that eating away from home will make it impossible to comply with diet
  • Distancing from friends or family members who do not share similar views about food
  • Avoiding eating food bought or prepared by others
  • Worsening depression, mood swings or anxiety

    Orthorexia recovery:

    http://www.thebalancedblonde.com/tag/orthorexia-recovery/

I have nothing against meal planning, or sticking to foods you feel comfortable with. But when you get to the point of having anxiety because your meals aren’t prepared, having guilt over having that extra spoonful of almond butter, or you missed eating a meal at a certain time; it’s time to take a deeper look at why this is.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t sit at home all day with a tub of ice cream in my lap. Most of my meals consist of balanced macros that will fill and fuel me throughout the day. But this also doesn’t mean I don’t have that bowl of ice cream at the end of a long day either.
If I want it, I have it, and I make it fit. End of story. Have your cake and eat it too, ever heard of that one?

I think it’s extremely important to make sure we’re seeing the overall picture when it comes to a healthy balance of nutrition and exercise. Easier said than done, yes. But ignoring the signs of a disorder such as orthorexia can send a lot of people into a deep hole that will only get harder to crawl out of.

My advice? Eat that kit kat and whoever tells you otherwise can take a hike, or bike, or elliptical for 10-15 minutes. HA.

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Happy Halloween you babely ghouls.

xo
Karly
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