Someone on this forum wrote a post about feeling guilty after eating something unhealthy, and I wanted to share some thoughts and see what experiences everyone else has had on this topic. I've recently lost about 20 lbs in a couple months by cutting out sugar and eating lots of healthy fats, eggs, yogurt, small amount of red meat, etc. I guess I didn't realize how good I felt until my husband and I went away for the weekend and I decided to have 2 cheat days. I wouldn't say I ate a lot, but what I did eat was decadent and delicious. Mentally, I don't regret one bite. It was all amazing food that I haven't had in months and I decided it was time for me to have a tiny splurge. But physically, my body was like, WTF?!?!?! I was bloaty, lethargic, achy, crampy.... all the bad things that come with overindulging. Basically the feelings after Thanksgiving meals lol and I wondered if it was worth it to give myself a mental break from really clean eating to have all these foods when they made me feel so awful. Like I said, mentally, I felt no guilt. But my body was like hey lady, let's not eat so much cake, okay? Does anyone else do really good on clean eating and then splurge and feel physically awful for a few days? I think it might be a while before I splurge again, I've just gotten so used to not eating sugar that it's getting hard to justify eating it when it makes me feel so gross.
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sugar shock and guilty feelings