I just had a birthday and while I felt loved and celebrated, seeing the pictures of the celebration brought on a shame spiral in which I just about decided to give up on trying to eat healthy and lose weight.
Many challenges to implementing a new way of eating start in the mind. Outside forces may seem strong, yet it is your internal dialogue that has the most power. You imagine a social gathering and see yourself as being “that person” who is high maintenance and annoying. The question of what choices you will make in this perceived state of judgement arises. It is in this moment you need to give yourself permission to make your new way of eating a priority.