I LOVE FOOD! I mean for real. And I've worked very hard over the past year to have a healthy relationship with food. I've struggled with emotional eating and over-eating in the past and I'm here to tell you that you can overcome. I'm still on my own journey daily, but I've come to a place where I look at food as nourishment and flexible dieting ensures I never feel deprived. I still get to eat treats and pizza is still my favorite food, i've just learned to enjoy them both in moderation.
I view food as food now and no foods are "bad" or off limits with flexible dieting. It's alleviated SO much of the pressure and guilt I used to feel around meals. I plan ahead and when I can't (don't) plan ahead I make conscious, healthy choices that will not leave me feeling weighted down emotionally or physically. And sometimes you can't or don't make the healthiest choice and THAT'S OK! You start a new day and move on. No guilt or shame, just new slate!
Counting macros (protein, fats, carbs), or "flexible dieting", has really helped me focus on the quality of food I'm eating, not just the quantity. I've finally come to a place where I don't feel deprived every day and I feel nourished and energized. I'd love to chat more with you about how I can help you improve your nutrition.
++I'm not a nutritionist or a registered dietician. These are all my own opinions. It is recommended you talk to your physician before starting any nutrition or physical activity regimen.