The Importance of Little Indulgences

Feb
29

Yesterday was my boyfriend Matt’s 26th birthday!

I made these:

They were unreal.

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile you probably heard about my binge eating days.

I went through a phase, ironically my at my heaviest weight, when I was totally obsessed with food – and limiting it. So much so that I’d miss out on special occasion food because I’d gone vegetarian or I wasn’t eating desserts. I ristricted myself from enjoying part of life. Then when my diet of the moment was over or the cleanse was up I’d go to TOWN on the nearest plate of brownies.

Here’s what I know now: nobody ever got fat eating one homemade Snickers.

The same is true for the reverse: nobody ever got skinny after one workout!

You can have one, not ten, and not everyday.

Food indulgence is a fine balance. I like the saying – “taste everything, eat nothing” – Bethenny Frankel.

I’m not making homemade Snickers all the time but on birthdays and special occasions one bar won’t sabotage you as long as your exercise program is on track.

One last piece of food porn for you while I’m on this topic: Cake Batter Chocolate Bark

I made this cake bark for my birthday in July!

So let yourself live every once in awhile. Once a week having a little (one snickers bar or a couple breaks off the cake bark) special treats like this won’t kill you if you are exercising and eating clean – lots of veggies, lean meat and water 95% of the week. Work hard play hard people!

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  • http://jencotten.wordpress.com jencotten

    SO true! Plus I find that if I don’t allow myself small indulgences once in a while, I sense a little bitterness towards the reason…namely my athletic goals! Thanks for the reassuring post!

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      Thanks Jen! You earn them girl!! Thanks for the comment :)

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