Mental Health Monday: Unhealthy Eating

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Eating unhealthy food has always been something I’ve struggled with. When I was a kid, it wasn’t a problem – in fact I remember getting praise for finishing my plate and receiving my hallowed “Clean plate club” award.

I don’t blame the fact that I have issues with food around the “Clean Plate Club” but growing up, being a big eater was praised – it was almost like the more you could eat the more of a man you were.

Well, I’m 37 now and when I eat, I still think I’m that 11 year old kid who couldn’t get enough.

Growing up, McDonalds in particular was something that My dad and I would frequent. Anything from bonding on a Saturday afternoon, to celebrating after a baseball game – it was something that I always looked forward to. Now, when I bite into a Big Mac, I can literally take myself back there and feel what it was like sitting with my dad at the fast food restaurant.

Today, It’s my weakness. I find myself going through the McDonalds drive through when I’m not necessarily hungry just to feel better. It’s a palpable feeling that’s been with me for as long as I can remember. I’d been doing well this year, but the other night I went to the drive through and binged. I felt horrible for the next two days, but it’s over. It happened – and I just have to keep moving forward trying to be the best version of myself I can.

Check out my podcast below talking about this very thing. I hope it brings you some laughter, and comfort knowing you’re not the only one!

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