Does having candy in the house stress you out? Here are 3 tips to help you feel calm and in control around the candy jar.
Candy doesn't have to be demonized. Instead you should be thinking of candy as a carbohydrate. Now I know some people think carbohydrates are not good for you, but that's a discussion for a different day. When you have a carbohydrate, whether it is a candy or sweet potato or whatever, your body breaks down food into its smallest form in order for it to be used in your body. Candy is just a carbohydrate and there is nothing bad is happening when you have a carbohydrate.
Make candy something you give yourself unconditional permission to eat all year round. Now I know this sounds scary! Hear me out, if you give yourself unconditional permission to eat candy it becomes less special and when it becomes less special you stop bingeing on it.
What is the story you are telling yourself when it comes to eating candy? A lot of active women tend to think in black and white. Like you are either doing something good for your body or bad for your body. It makes it really difficult to live your life in a way that is healthy for your mental and physical health and is hard to maintain long term. You need to be able to stop the negative self talk around eating candy.
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