Monday, October 26, 2015

Monday Mindset

Mindset is a funny, slippery little thing. Sometimes its like you have full control over it and other times right when you think you're onto something it slips right through your finger tips like sand. I'm trying not to dwell on the little treats (oops, Halloween candy) and focus on the fact that I ate a healthy dinner of chicken and potatoes and I even walked/ran tonight.

You see, I don't believe that the "all-or-none" approach works for most people. I think it's unhealthy to begin associating foods with being "good" vs "bad." Rather, I encourage people to think of food as what it is, food - a source of energy and nourishment for your body. Now I know it's not that simple (food from a social perspective is a whole other blog post in itself!), but I want people to focus on their mindset and less on the food. (i.e. its okay to eat the candy because I'm in full control of my actions. Does that make sense?)

I believe that it's a culmination of the small choices, the little forgiving gestures and the sense of gaining control over your choices that matter most. Not the few pieces of Halloween candy you snuck before dinner.

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