Do you ever have those evenings where you want to eat everything in your fridge – a bunch of chocolate or cheese or bread or really just anything that that looks kind of good? Have you ever stopped yourself and said “ok, if I still really want this tomorrow – I’ll have it in the morning.” Doing this might mean that YES you end up having have a brownie (or two or three – no judgement!) for breakfast because it stops you from going down a binge path the night before and feeling bad about yourself for the next 3 days/week. If this is the case then YES. EAT THAT DAMN BROWNIE FOR BREAKFAST.
Or maybe you just want one and it has nothing to do with the night before.
Maybe you already had your greek yogurt with berries and chia seeds and you have a craving for a brownie. Eat it! Maybe you just have half of it – maybe you have all of it. Maybe you decide well you know what I don’t actually want it right now – I just want sugar so I’ll have this apple instead because I would rather have this (I know this scenario doesn’t often happen – but it could! I’ve had it happen – weird I know)
If you eat it, enjoy it, savor it. Don’t call yourself bad or say you have no will power. You do. You just wanted a brownie. That’s it. You are allowed to eat things you like.
Instead of saying you are bad/messed up your diet/insert mean comments you tell yourself for eating yummy things, try saying “DAMN that was a delicious brownie. I’m glad I enjoyed it!” and carry on with your day. It’s when you start labeling foods as bad or wrong and your behaviors of eating something as weakness that the problem starts. You feel shame and guilt so you have another and another and then decide the day is over anyways so you might as well have more. You are not a bad person for eating a brownie.
It’s okay to eat a brownie for breakfast.
And if you don’t like this advice and it doesn’t sit well with you then guess what? DON’T EAT a brownie for breakfast. Go out and find what works for you. Not your best friend, not your mom, Not what women’s health says to eat- EAT what you want to eat.
What is something you think of as “bad” that you have had for breakfast? Mine is probably cake which I feel great about it because hello? It’s cake. Or cold pizza (by cold I mean you order it the night before when you are still *tipsy* and it sits out so it’s room temperature and delicious in the morning.
Are you reading this and thinking – UGH yea but I can never stop. You make it sounds so easy Kim! It’s not. Then let’s chat. Jump over here to schedule a free chat with me and we can talk about brownies and eating our feelings and whatever else is going on for you right now because you deserve to both be happy and eat your brownies- OKAY!? And yes it is possible and no it does not require a juice cleanse.