Happy Birthday to me – 2022

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Birthdays should be guilt-free.

Happy birthday in cupcakes
Colorful cupcakes with candles spelling Happy Birthday

Today is my birthday, and I am 55. I am a Sagittarius, and according to myth, I should be impulsive and fiery. I guess that is pretty much a fact.

I fully intend to have my cake, and I will eat it, too!!

When we restrict our ability to eat the foods we love, it leads to feelings of deprivation. Deprive ourselves of foods we love, and we tend to obsess over them more than ever. Break the cravings and stop denying yourself the foods you want. The key is some sense of portion control. Don’t go crazy, but instead, eat a small portion.

Foods are meant for nourishment and not guilt. Enjoy and gain pleasure from your foods and avoid the negativity of guilt. It is okay to enjoy your food and dinner time. This may include desserts like birthday cake and ice cream. Eat slowly and enjoy the food. Listen to your body and stop eating. Time will allow satiety to develop and help you avoid overeating. They give us all sorts of information that helps our weight to be stable.

The bottom line: Life is too short to be consumed by guilt with every morsel of food we eat. Enjoy your meals and eat slowly. This consumption can include the foods and desserts you may eat on your birthday. You can have your cake and eat it too. Savor it and enjoy it, but be mindful of how much you are consuming!

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About the Author

I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

1 Comment on "Happy Birthday to me – 2022"

  1. cardiocamerasandcoffee | December 3, 2022 at 9:08 pm | Reply

    Happy birthday. Glad you were able to enjoy the cake.


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