Food is fuel. Food makes your heart pump and your eyes blink and your skin regenerate. Food serves a purpose. But food is also delicious, and food is good for the soul.
You never need to justify eating that bar of chocolate, finishing that whole pizza, or devouring that pint of ice cream. You don’t need to explain why you chose pancakes over a green smoothie, or fries over a salad. You ate what you wanted when you wanted, and it was delicious. End of story.
One “bad meal” will not make you fat. One “cheat” will not make you balloon overnight. If you eat three meals a day (and of course you can eat more than that), that equates to 21 meals a week and 1,092 meals a year. One meal out of all those will do nothing. It is irrelevant in the big picture. If you nourish your body and feed it well most of the time, one time of eating “unhealthy” food while watching your favorite movie or eating a little too much at that amazing restaurant will do nothing to hinder your progress.
So go ahead and eat your greens, drink your smoothies, and fill your body with wholesomeness. But don’t forget to eat three (or four or five or ten) of those homemade cookies fresh out of the oven, or order Chinese food when you are too tired to cook, or eat a slice of cake the size of your face at your’s (or anyone’s) birthday party.
Eat for the body, but eat for the soul too. Eat what makes you feel good inside and out. You are worth it.