It’s my birthday today! YAYYY! It is my first birthday as a diabetic. It is absolutely amazing how many changes can happen within one year. I have been experiencing a lot of firsts with my diagnoses and this birthday is another first to put down on the list.
I talk a lot about how I eat a healthy strict paleo lifestyle. However, I also talk a lot about how there are always exceptions and special occasions where you don’t have to feel like you have to torture yourself to avoid that piece of chocolate or a holiday cookie.. or in my case, a piece of my birthday cake! I used to be afraid to eat any carbs and sugars in the fear of what it would do to my diabetic body. Later, I have realized that for some occasions and with moderation, I just have to just allow myself to enjoy that simple pleasure. Because Type One Diabetics can have sugar if they want to! I don’t do it a lot, but when I do, it’s for a good reason. And I always do what feels right for my body. If I know that I’m going to allow myself to indulge, then I take my precautions with my insulin, do my daily workouts, and then return to my normal healthy food habits. You don’t have to be scared of food. Give yourself that leeway to enjoy the simple things every now & then as a reward for all your great work and then return back to your healthy self. Day 7’s challenge is to let go of any fears that my prevent you from a simple food happiness (with moderation of course). And, on the other hand, if you aren’t following a healthy eating lifestyle, then limit yourself on your sweets and save them for rewards and/or special occasions.