Here's Why You Should Feel Guilty About Eating Much on the Holidays
It was thanksgiving then come halloween then Christmas. There's still so much reunions and parties you have to attend to or maybe you're just attending to yourself binging on movies, shows, and food and one look in the mirror and you see your food baby.
And you still got that New Year's celebrations!
What's a girl to end up doing than probably hating on yourself feeling guilty about that growing bulge on your tummy after devouring some godknowswhat food.
First of all, you deserve to feast like that this season. And second of all, it's all normal, hun.
We've been loving Instagram fitness influencer Sara Puhto's inspirational post on that tummy bulge we all probably have.
Obsession 🌿 I used to be obsessed with losing weight and getting abs. I thought once I hit a certain goal weight and get abs I'll be happy and worthy. That somehow, magically, all my insecurities and self doubt will go away. But it doesn't work like that. I would workout excessively and obsess about calories. I would get upset when I realised I still have tummy fat. I thought I was being healthy, but I forgot about my mental health along the way. The truth is, losing weight won't make me happy or feel worthy because there will always be more weight that I'd want to lose. Losing weight didn't help me achieve life goals. There's so much more to life than obsessing about abs and weight. You are worthy the way you are and are capable of being happy without having to drastically change your body. Society equates being lean and having abs to beauty. But beauty is different for everyone!! Beauty can be intelligence, compassion, drive. And I'm sure you are these things. Let's stop equating beauty and health to our bodies only. Our bodies are all different and what someone else's healthy is, may not be yours. And that's fine!! Do whatever makes YOU feel happy, healthy and confident because this is YOUR life. And don't forget, your body is amazing and capable of doing so much! It is nothing to be ashamed of!! 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #youareworthy #bodypositive #obsession #bodyimageissues #embracethesquish #selfgrowth #youaregoodenough #healthymind
Homegirl's always been shamelessly posting about reality vs. social media to help us realize that there's nothing wrong with the person you're seeing in the mirror.
Beauty 🌸🌿 The idea of beauty that's portrayed to us in media is an illusion. It's airbrushing, photoshop, posing, lighting. Making money off our insecurities and causing us to view ourselves as something we have to change. I used to think I was only 'beautiful' if I looked like I do on the left (posing and sucking in like crazy) and hated the way my body looked naturally on the right. But the truth is, you don't need to change yourself to be beautiful. Everyone has their own image of what beauty is. It shouldn't be all about us needing to conform to the same body type and face we see all over media. We all look completely different. We are all completely different. I think that uniqueness is beautiful and that's what should be shown on media. Not the photos we constantly see of the same body type. How many times have you looked at people and thought "I need to do X to look like them" whether that's in social media or real life? I know I have countless of times. But when I stopped comparing myself and realised it's unrealistic to think I need to change myself to look a certain way to be considered beautiful, that's when I truly realised my beauty. You are beautiful in your own unique way and you don't have to change yourself. You shouldn't compare yourself to others because you are amazing the way you are. Like the saying goes, the presence of someone else's beauty isn't the absence of your own. Love your body in all its forms!! 🌴☀️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #effyourbeautystandards #lovewhoyouare #beconfident #iambeautiful #flawsandall #selfesteem #selflove #bodypositive #nobodyshame #selfworth #embracethesquish
This holiday season, Sara posted a pic of her before, after, and after-er eating a lot for Christmas and TBH, it's just all too real.
Christmas dinner transformation photo 🎅🏼🎄 The first photo was taken before eating food, the second was taken after eating lots of delicious Christmas food, and the third photo was taken the next day, today, before eating 😊 I wanted to post this transformation to remind you that eating lots of food one night won’t change your body permanently!! It’s normal for your tummy to expand when you eat lots of food!! It’ll go back down the next day! Everyone’s body goes through these changes differently and that’s okay!! Eat what you want without worrying! Don’t let food control you. Don’t punish yourself or feel guilty for eating food, food is meant to fuel you and it’s meant to be something that’s enjoyed, it’s not meant to make you upset. So please don’t stress out and skip out on eating all the delicious Christmas food, do what makes you happy and satisfied!! Treat yourself, life’s too short to count every calorie and portion everything you eat. Don’t beat yourself up for eating unhealthy or eating a lot because you aren’t doing anything wrong, you deserve to be happy with your body and love it no matter what!! So please don’t stress about eating!! Enjoy your holidays with your loved ones and cherish the special moments today!! 🌴☀️ Ps: I’m Finnish and celebrated Christmas yesterday, that’s why I already had my Christmas dinner ☺️ ------------------------------------------ . . . #christmasdinner #bodyposi #loveyourself #youreworthy #merrychristmas #loveyourbody #eatinggood #stopcomparing
Always remember that you're only beautiful if you feel beautiful so stop feeling bad about yourself. You are worthy. As what Sara always says, stop comparing yourself with others and start staying body positive.
If you need a bit more boost of positivity and inspiration, make you sure you follow Sara on Instagram @saggysara.