COMPLETE HEALTH = caring FOR yourself, not just caring ABOUT yourself
There is a difference between caring FOR yourself and caring ABOUT yourself. Just caring ABOUT yourself usually leads to self-indulgence & instant gratification. In the long run it becomes the direct opposite of TRUE care. On the flip side, when you care FOR yourself, you recognize your value and treat yourself with respect. Things that have value are cared for, protected and prized. That what you need to do with yourself. That means food is not a reward or a friend, food is nutrition - a way to CARE for your body. It also means that exercise is not a duty or a punishment, instead it is CARE FOR your body.
So often the world around us tells us that self-care = self indulgence. But if that self-indulgence is destructive than it is not longer self=care. So when making healthy eating choices feels difficult remind yourself that by putting good food into your body you are caring for yourself. When working out sounds miserable and all you want to do is hit snooze and go back to sleep, remind yourself that you are caring for you physical health by getting up and getting moving.