Easter is upon us and I hope everyone is having some time off with their family and friends, enjoying meals, egg hunts and togetherness.
However come Monday we will be getting guilted, harassed and urged into getting rid of our Easter chocolate like it's some dead body that we are hiding for the mob or the proceeds of a bank robbery.
This really isn't necessary, there is no food that will guarantee our eternal wellbeing and no food that seals our eternal doom (except if it's off or you're allergic to it.)
It is absolutely possible to build a sense of peace around all foods, to feel permission to eat all foods and be able to eat those foods in satisfying amounts. It is possible to calm down that critical voice inside and tune into the physical sensations of eating and eat with enjoyment other than guilt.
That delicious Easter Bilby in the pic came from one of my lovely clients this week, how thoughtful. I checked, it has a best before date of April next year (it won't last till tomorrow 🤗) but a year is a very long time to develop and practice mindfulness and intuitive eating.
So don't throw away your chocolate, take your time, inhale the aroma, feel it melt in your mouth, taste the complexity of the flavours, feel the sensation of swallowing it, check in with how you feel. Enjoy. Repeat
Cheers Susan xx