So much of this food journey is spent beating ourselves up, berating ourselves for not being able to eat healthy (even when we know so much about nutrition), and living in this state of regret and guilt over failure around food.

I used to spend days and sometimes weeks lamenting over something I'd done: eating too many cookies at a party, giving in to cravings after dinner, starting a diet on Monday and failing by Wednesday. I carried guilt, embarrassment, regret, shame and despair around almost constantly.

It was exhausting. Not only was was I battling food every day, but then I was also criticizing myself for days after I'd "messed up".

Talk about being my own worst enemy!

Over the years, I've learned more and more that self-forgiveness is one of the most powerful ways to move yourself forward in this journey. 

self-forgiveness

Why is forgiving yourself so transformative?

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