Today is the day we stalk people’s blogs to see what they shoved in their faces, including my own.
And today, I am celebrating what I shoved in my face.
Celebrating not because it tasted good, not because it was all organic or not because I ate under a certain number of calories..
but celebrating because I just ate.
That may sound strange to some but to me, it is a huge accomplishment. To just eat.. eat whatever’s in my fridge, or what I can get my hands on in between shifts. To eat food at the restaurant I work at without freaking out about the ingredients, to eat vanilla flavoured yogurt because that’s what my boyfriend likes, to eat food that I didn’t entirely make from scratch.
All of these would have been nearly impossible to do a year ago without going into a binge cycle or punishing myself in some way for it.
So if you’re curious.. here’s what food freedom looks like to me:
NOW: Van’s GF Waffle toasted with jam and 1 egg+2 egg white scrambled topped with avocado and fresh cracked pepper. This is totes my fave breaky right now. I’ve always been a huge fan of variety and this meal keeps me full for hours.
THEN: I would never have dreamed of buying frozen waffles and eating the whole egg?? Yeah right, it was egg whites only for this chick.
NOW: Breakfast for lunch. Vanilla greek yogurt topped with granola, almond butter and banana slices. Honoured my craving for something sweet post workout with this one.
THEN: I would not have honoured my craving and lunch would’ve consisted of a piece of meat and some vegetables, which of course would leave me unsatisfied which would then lead to me eating something sweet anyways. If I did eat yogurt it would have for sure been UNSWEETENED, I still prefer unsweetened but my boyfriend likes vanilla so we stocked up on it at costco.
NOW: Grilled fish tacos with a side of avocado and fresh salsa. I am fortunate enough that the restaurant I work at has a lot of healthy options, it makes having a quick bite on shift really easy.
THEN: I would get the worst anxiety about going out for dinner with my friends and most of the time I would just decline. I hated the idea of not being able to accurately count the calories and not being able to control the ingredients.
NOW: 2 slices of chocolate chip banana protein bread and a forever nuts tea latte. I get home off a night shift anywhere from 10pm – 2 am and usually am pretty hungry. As if I would give up my bed time snack for sleep.
THEN: No eating after 7 pm because that makes you fat, or at least that’s what I use to think. Now I know that nourishing your body when it tells you is hungry does not make you fat.
After gazing back at my first ever WIAW post I realize how far I have come. No more restrictive eating, no more fad diets, just nourishing my hungry body.