I’m so grateful that in growing older, my body doesn’t put up with my poor choices. My body lets me know when eating too many sweets or processed food because I don’t feel well. It’s usually a pretty quick response these days if I eat too much bad stuff, and I’m grateful that my body allows me to still enjoy some processed food. After a week of clean eating, I’m happy to enjoy some pizza with good people and not feel bad.
The key that I’ve found for myself, is that I need to continue eating real food – generally not processed – but to be flexible. I’ve recently been able to buy fresh food at farmer’s markets, and that is how I’m choosing to reward myself.
I’m growing better as I age, and I’m growing capacity at making better decisions.