Why you should eat chocolate for body confidence!
I’d like to picture a huge bowl of chocolate M&Ms right in front of you.
Do you see it? Good. Now dive your hand in and take out a single M&M, but don’t eat it yet! Because I have a deal for you.
How about I give you a $100 to eat that single, tiny chocolate M&M.
Would you do it?
You’re probably saying, “of course I would!”.
Here’s why I asked: I couldn’t do it.
During my master’s degree, my life revolved around calories in and calories out. I monitored everything I ate and how much I exercised to the nth degree. Everyone knew of my iron will when it came to my strict diet and exercise regimen, so one day, with good intentions, my lab mates decided to test me. Everyone pitched in to see if they could get me to eat just one tiny chocolate delicious M&M.
Fact is, I was super strong in my determination, so when it came to my diet, I NEVER caved. And as a result of this strict diet I was super thin and super toned and got a lot of attention because of it, which I’ll be the first to admit, I really liked! I mean who doesn’t like when people say
“Hey wow, you’re looking great!”?
But you know what?
I still thought my body wasn’t good enough.
I always needed to be thinner and more toned. And I can tell you without a doubt, I was anything other than happy or healthy. The only thing I really accomplished was doing a whole heap of damage to myself that I am still paying for now.
So now let’s fast forward over 15 years of study and self-discovery… and here I am. During those years I not only studied a LOT, but also worked with HUNDREDS of women and men who’ve come to see me to lose weight to get “body confidence” and maybe, this sounds like you too.
Fact of the matter is, you don’t have to wake up in the morning worrying about if you’re going to spin out of control if you have a piece of your own chocolate birthday cake. Or worried about what people think about your legs, your arms, or your stomach. Or that horrible feeling when you step on a scale.
Basically, what I’m saying is,
you don’t have to be your own worst enemy.
And if you don’t know what I mean when I say that, think about this: have you ever looked in the mirror and said to yourself: ‘ugh, you’re such a disappointment’.
Would you ever say that to your best friend? Probably not. So why is it ok to say it to yourself?
So it’s up to you: do you really want to continue acting to hate yourself?