Those of you, who have ever been on a strict diet or a therapeutic protocol for health reasons know, that it is not always easy, especially when you want to travel or eat out. If you are at home and have always foods at hand that are allowed, it is not too bad, you get used to it. However, eating out at a restaurant or at a friend’s or even your family’s house can get complicated. Sometimes you feel like an outsider, often it is easier to stay at home instead of going anywhere, so you do not have to struggle with what to eat; or you have to carry a bag of food with you every time you go somewhere to make sure you have something to eat.
It is already quite difficult to follow all the restrictions of such a diet, and if you sometimes have to bear comments from your colleagues, friends or even your loved ones, such as that nothing would happen if you would eat something normal now and then, it will probably affect your usually strong will. Then occasionally, even though you believe in this protocol as you see the long-term results, you start doubting, if what you are doing will make any difference, if you can even heal this way. Furthermore, when you are travelling or visiting someone, and there are not many choices for you to eat, you have to settle for something you would not normally eat, especially not for breakfast. On top of that, someone mentions something about this meal you are eating or he or she looks disgusted by looking at your meal, as for how you can eat something like this, then your already frail house of cards collapses, and you with it. You then spend half a day curled up in your self-pity, and feel guilty about spoiling the day for others on top of that.
But why should you feel guilty?! You did not do anything wrong! You are just trying to heal. Moreover, there is nothing wrong with letting your emotions flow freely. It is better to get it out of your system. It is not good to hold your emotions in. Suppressed emotions contribute to disease. If you need to cry, cry. Someone feels the need to scream or break something, do what you feel. Get it all out. At the same time, you know that your loved ones did not want to hurt you. You should not take anything people say personally. It does not matter what he or she said and how they said it. The important thing is how we react to it. Therefore, it is important when you have finished crying or screaming, to go and clean the air. Hug your loved ones and forgive them. Most importantly, forgive yourself! Nobody meant any harm, and all of you will feel better when you hug it out and forget the whole thing. If you want to be sure that next time when you come across a similar situation and do not want to react like this, you may want to unblock it using EFT. Finally, do not forget why you started this journey and that you are doing everything you can to get healthy! We are not perfect and we all make mistakes. We then learn from these mistakes and can move on towards a healthier and happier life.