This is so obvious, I know. But I have this built-in-forgetter, along with hedonistic tendencies, so I need to write this down:
There is a direct correlation between what I EAT and
how I feel
how I look
my attitude about life
my energy and enthusiasm
Telling myself "Oh, it's OK to have that __(ice cream, pizza, candy)____, because I deserve it" is a lie. What I really deserve is to have a kick-ass life, fueled by delicious, nutritious food.
I would rather be nourished by food than comforted by food.