I saw this image floating around, and decided to cross out the original words and put the words I felt meant more.
I understand the determination to be able to say no to foods that will not help you on your journey for weight loss or a better body image or better thoughts on your self image, but I also have learned the importance of moderation and enjoying food.
No one should ever cut out specific foods or goodies from their lives just because it has been labeled “bad” or “processed” or “unhealthy”. If you want a chip, you have that chip. When it all comes down to it, one chip isn’t going to make you gain ten pounds, but instead, by not having the chip, you may be thinking “Oh my gosh I didn’t have that chip before, but I am CRAVING chips. I didn’t have it. Nope, but I am NEED something salty now,” and before you know it, it may lead to a binge because you had restricted in the first place.
Food is meant to be celebratory, to bring people together, to help you enjoy life, and restricting or prohibiting foods is never an option. Have whatever you like, in moderation.