If you are anything like I used to be before I seriously stepped up my self-love game, then you will find a reason to worry about your figure in every season of the year. The challenge of swimsuit season has ended – but we can’t relax just yet!

Fall is the season of comfort food and comfy pants, swiftly followed by Holiday season party dresses and New Year’s Resolutions. Talk about a rollercoaster.

Still looking good from swimsuit season workouts, we squeeze ourselves into that sexy cat costume for Halloween, only to spend the following days hung-over and picking at our candy haul. We soon start to feel bad about ourselves again.

This season can sure bring on some food-related stress. One day it’s all pumpkin spiced lattes and sweat pants, the next we spend hours on the stepper, worrying about what to wear to the office party.

Guilt, worry, and self-loathing follow. Can you relate?

So here’s a radical idea – how about we just don’t do this to ourselves?

Do you remember those old-fashioned ideas about moderation? Did your mother, or even your grandmother, have a saying along the lines of, “everything in moderation”?

It seems the generations before us understood how to enjoy a little of everything without overdoing it and being full of regrets. So how about we all try this now? A little bit of Halloween candy, a little bit of exercise, and so on… a healthy balance.

Today’s world is one of excess. We drink to get drunk, we eat until we are really full, and we diet to the point of fasting – it’s all so extreme! No wonder we all struggle.

But it’s not all doom and gloom. I’ve noticed a positive movement in society. It’s a slow-burner, but I feel we are gradually waking up to self-care, self-acceptance and self-love.

From my own experience with emotional eating, I know that the extremes in my world were driven by a lack of self-love. And I am so pleased to see more and more people now jumping onto the self-love train.

So as we enter the season of comfort food and comfy pants, I just want to remind you that TRUE COMFORT comes from loving and accepting who you are. Not from comfort food, or any other extremes.

Helene Philipsen is a Life Transformation Specialist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. She works with women worldwide who are passionate about nourishing their body, mind and soul - but struggling to find the right path. Helene’s expertise personally and professionally lies within life transformation, her core specialty being Freedom from Emotional Eating. Her educational background is in psychology, Recovery and Life Coaching. She has committed her life to helping others because she wants you to know, that living lovingly and confidently inside a healthy body – is possible for anyone