The action of choosing something "bad" to eat can somehow be justified due to stress, bad days, getting bad news, getting good news, its my birthday, my husband got a promotion---WHATEVER YOU WANT TO INSERT HERE- and it turn why you deserve this "treat".
I used to do it all the time. "I ran 3 miles this morning, so I can have a cupcake, I deserve it." Think about that statement for a minute- wait--- WAIT a second. You did something good for your body, so you deserve to trash it? Doesn't make any sense, does it? They do not equal out. This isn't a weights and measures game. This is your body. Your temple. The ONLY one you get. This one.
So..... where do we go from here?? Listen, I am totally down with hitting a drive thru and chowing down, once in a BLUE moon. I'm not preaching here, I'm simply saying, give yourself permission to indulge, just control it- it's not an bottomless bowl of queso. Set a limit, and stick to it. You're a grown up person.
Can you justify to yourself 1 ice cream cone? Yes. 1 s'mores? Yes. 1 cheeseburger with fries? Yes. You can! you definitely can. Can you justify a week of unhealthy binge eating? NO. But ask yourself the question, make the decision, carry through and MOVE ON. Next time, make a healthier decision. Harboring guilt and self-loathing will lead to binge eating, uncontrollable cravings and self pity. Don't do it. You are better than that.
Ok, had to get that off of my chest. Now on with the yummy detox delights I have put together today :)