Add, Don’t Subtract.
Even if you’re an intuitive eater, there will be times when your diet is, like, 80% bread and 20% wine. It happens. Sadly though, our bodies cannot subsist entirely on carbs and alcohol (trust me, I’ve tried) so it’s likely that after a few days of eating this way, your body will start revolting. The old Carly would immediately start restricting. I’d cut out refined sugar and booze and everything delicious and fun in life. BOOOOOO.
Now, when I want to feel better and be healthier, I add things to my diet. Nothing is off limits — I can still eat cheese fries for dinner if I want (and I do want… I do). But I’ll tell myself that I need to eat some veggies with every meal. Or that I need to drink 10 bottles of water throughout the day. Or that I should go for a 30 minute walk. I add in easy healthy habits to refocus my choices without feeling controlled or restricted.