I just finished the most delicious everything bagel. The old me would’ve felt guilty for eating it. I’d go on a downward spiral of negative self talk and then because I’d have an an unhealthy meal, the rest of the days meals would consist of unhealthy choices since, in my mind, have already ruined my “diet.” The new me says “You go boo! Enjoy that bagel.” I no longer feel guilty for enjoying my guilty pleasures like bagels, ice cream, a full plate of pasta or pizza. These foods should be incorporated in my meal plan, but in moderation. I’m not out eating bagels everyday (although I’d LOVE to!) From my experiences, I’ve learned that mindset has everything to do with how I feel about food and my body. If I go in feeling good and confident about my choices, I know that one bagel isn’t going to ruin anything I’ve worked hard for or gained. We change our mindset for so many things, whether it’s for careers, happiness, relationships etc. We can do the same for our health. Constantly thinking and over thinking brings on overwhelm and unnecessary stress. It puts your head in a negative space. Eat, enjoy and move forward.