Navigating the middle!

In all of my years of blogging about weight loss and food, I have struggled to blog about how to navigate the middle, how to eat in moderation.
I started blogging about my journey in 2008 and all I cared about was Low carb eating and how much weight I was losing. I couldn’t imagine a world again where I would eat potatoes, god forbid bread!
I was convinced that to lead a healthy life that it couldn’t involve so called ‘normal’ foods, I thought I had to abstain from the forbidden higher carb or so called “treat” foods otherwise I would just eat everything and anything and gain all of my weight back.
So I did eat anything and everything I wanted for a few months, it turns out that the foods I thought I loved sometimes left me feeling like crap and I realised that I really needed to listen to my body, but in those months something really powerful happened for me. I learnt not to fear food, I learnt that no diet or way of eating is superior to another and I discovered how to eat in the middle, how to eat in moderation.
Now don’t get me wrong I still don’t have it 100% dialled in and believe me I still have my moments when I overeat and sometimes don’t listen to my body and just eat unconsciously, but the difference now is that I don’t beat myself up for it, and I learn from it every single time. My moderation muscle gets stronger.
I didn’t gain all my weight back and I still haven’t, while I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I am a perfect size, far from it but I have really learnt to love my body, not in a narcissistic way but in a way that I work with her not against her and that was the biggest change I made that’s made the most impact.
This year there has been a LOT of changes in both my personal life and my blogging life, unfortunately my blogging life got a little neglected and I was struggling to write about this moderation thing. Thank you for sticking around while I have had such a big adjustment and while I don’t want to make big promises I can tell you I will be aiming to blog far more in 2016 and I hope you will all stick around!