Reminder: there is almost no food that you can’t buy/make/order 365 days a year. Just because you don’t normally come in contact with a specific food doesn’t mean you can’t if you make the effort. Don’t buy into the thought “I need to eat extra because I never get this food.” Chances are you can get it again another time!
If you’ve gotten off track with your eating, don’t expect yourself to immediately be able to put everything back into place. You need to build back up your resistance muscle first! Think about what feels doable this week. Recommit to it, do it (and give yourself so much credit for doing so!), and then add one or more things next week.
If you’re going to a party or event this weekend and think, “There’ll be so much good food there I won’t be able to resist remind yourself, “If I was a vegetarian and all the food had meat in it, I definitely WOULD resist, no question. I may not want to resist, but I know I can.”
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