The farewell..🐎 One of my favorite shots from a wedding I shot a few weeks back. The bride giving one of her best friends a big hug before she starts a new life..away from her city, friends, away from her family and into a totally new environment from the big city London to the Midlands..
-- 🐈 I wasn't even meant to take photos as was meant to be enjoying the wedding, however I felt like taking the camera and experimenting shooting a wedding. Big thanks to @priyankakat
For the invite and letting me join the celebrations.
If you scroll through I've taken a few spontaneous pics of the 2 day event (insta has annoyingly cropped them though) I ended up taking over 600! It was a strange wedding for me as I actually came from the brides and grooms side, so it was nice knowing everyone and it was one big party and made some wicked new friends. --
Right, time to get off social media and back to work, have a fantastic weekend, keep on smilin' and remember you're always guided. XxX
It’s very common to freak out when you eat something that’s considered "off-limits" and then be struck with immense guilt and remorse. After all, if you’ve labeled something as “bad,” then obviously you wouldn’t feel so great when you break your own diet rules, right?
At first glance, it seems to make sense. Junk food is devoid of nutrients, so consuming it does nothing positive for your health, and therefore we should eliminate it as much as possible, right? Unfortunately, we’re not robots, and cookies and chocolates are delicious!
This black-and-white thinking, or dichotomous thinking, toward food, has actually been associated with higher incidences of binge eating, weight regain, and yo-yo dieting. You may have noticed with yourself that when you cling onto this attitude, you have a harder time maintaining dietary adherence long-term.
Back then, I was a hardcore black-and-white principle guy. I would follow a strict clean diet. But if I happen to taste something which is off my "clean food" list, I would throw in the towel and binge. My reason would be 👉🏼 Okay, anyways I have eaten a cookie, my diet is ruined now, so I might as well binge.
The good news is that one cookie by itself does not ruin a diet. In fact, I’d argue that the ability to enjoy a cookie guilt-free, account for its calories, and move on is an important life skill for maintaining a healthy social life, avoid food neurosis/obsession, and enjoy a high quality of life.
A little bit of junk food consumed in moderation in the context of an otherwise nutrient-dense diet will not negatively impact your health. Cut yourself some slack and allow yourself to indulge every now and then!
💠 What is your favorite food which often makes you guilty❓
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McGuire, M. T., Wing, R. R., Klem, M. L., Lang, W., & Hill, J. O. (1999). What predicts weight regain in a group of successful weight losers?. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 67(2), 177.