I'm not going to lie...trying to watch what I'm eating in this 2020 mess is difficult.
2020 hasn't been easy.
Yes, I'm stress eating. Yes, I'm bored eating. And, yes, I'm depressed eating.
I've decided that it is okay to feel all these things. This year has been miserable. It's not easy to find the positive when we are missing our families, our friends, and doing things that we enjoy. And if that means eating whatever I want sometimes, then I go for it. Because we don't have a lot to look forward to right now.
But I am trying to eat in moderation. If I snack during the day, I portion control dinner. Maybe I skip dessert, or I try to stop eating before it gets too late, and if I go to bed kind of hungry then so be it. I make dinner and it's something somewhat good for us. Life is hard right now, and we can use any bit of comforting we can get. The takeaway here is, don't be too hard on yourself. Once life gets back to normal we can run an extra mile, or go to the gym an extra day.
With the holidays approaching, I'm being easy on myself. Trying to be good while allowing the enjoyment of little things like cookies or crackers and dip. That doesn't mean I can't take a walk once in a while to even out the bad food with some exercise.
It's a good time to be kind to your mental health and your well being. So I'm going to eat the cookie or eat the M&Ms, but also try to drink my water and sometimes substitute carrots and peanut butter for something bad. Just taking this day by day.