Food, a very accepted getaway

I love food! The smell of chocolates over doughnuts. The icing on the cake. I love pizza. I love fries. Don’t most of us love to eat? However, for me food was not always about the taste and liking. It was more of an escape. Food for me was like therapy. I ate when I was angry. I ate when I was sad. If I was feeling stressed, I ate. And it wasn’t the healthiest things that I was eating.

At the end of high school, I started gaining weight. Didn’t give it a thought. I loved to eat was the only thing I could think of. Started getting heavier, let the comments pass by as jokes. I got overweight.

When college started, I joined the gym and got back on track. Temptation to eat was too much though, so left the gym after 3 months and started hogging on food. Again, joined the gym, lost some weight, and again started eating like anything. This went on and off for 6 years, and by the time Covid started, I was again on the verge of getting overweight.

Covid came, and I ate anything and everything. Every single day, I was eating thousands of calories and wasn’t moving a muscle. Again, I had an excuse. Can’t go out because of covid, and there wasn’t much to do. Binged on food, watched movies, did office work from time to time.

Few months back, I was diagnosed with PCOD. Stated getting acne and hair all over my face, started suffering from hair fall. I was irritable; I was feeling stressed, and again, the only thing I could think of was to eat. Went to see many doctors to seek the correct treatment. One thing that all doctors said which was common was to lose weight.

Honestly, it’s never been how I look like with myself. Stretch marks cover most of my body. For me, it’s all about the comfort. But this time, it was affecting more than my looks. My internal system and my mental health.

I am proud to say that I have lost a few kgs in the previous months. And I feel good. Both mentally and physically. Of course, I still get tempted to eat, but that’s what cheat days are for. I feel good when I look at myself in the mirror. My body is toning up, and my metabolism is getting better. There’s a long way to go. But, one step at a time, one day at a time.

P.S. Some tasty healthy recipes coming up soon.

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