The importance of treating yourself is huge.
When we think about changing our diet we normally think about deprivation, or all the things that we CAN’T have. However, with a simple perspective shift from deprivation thinking to thinking about the opportunity we will have to try new things, to cook in new ways, and to ignite our interest in food and flavor again we can shift how we think about the experience of changing our diet.
You are not depriving yourself. You are giving yourself the opportunity to cut out old habits and unhealthy foods so that you can flourish. You are opening a door to a new world where your body works with you and you work with your body. Taking advantage of opportunity always takes a little bit of struggle and that is where the difficulty comes in, not from deprivation, but from growth.
How can you begin to shift your perspective around making healthier choices to one of opportunity instead of deprivation?