I tried tweaking Kristin Cavallari’s recipe for Green Banana Muffins to be gluten-free and they turned out exactly the way they looked going in the oven (pictured below)… like slime. I trashed the whole batch. And the 2 hours I spent making them… a total waste.
Believe it or not, back when I was an emotional eater, I would have forced myself to eat them even though they were not so great.
I would have felt so guilty spending the time and the money on the ingredients.
I would have been so excited about them and sooo upset when it didn’t turn out the way that I had hoped, that I would have force-fed them to myself… all to avoid the discomfort of disappointment. (I can’t believe I’m telling you this but it’s true.)
Thinking back there were sooo many times I ate something when:
(1) I wasn’t really hungry
(2) I didn’t really like it
All to avoid the guilt of saying “no” or the guilt of throwing it away. (Talk about low vibrational energy – ugh!)
Now I no longer treat my body like a garbage bin and disappointment is no longer a feeling that dictates my choices, especially with food.
So into the trash these went and instead of disappointment, I felt grateful to honor my body to say no.
We deserve better.
Better luck next time.
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