I was scrolling through my Facebook and Instagram feeds the other day and realized that I post alot of pics of healthy food.
These pictures are legit; they’re foods I love to eat and do eat regularly.
But they only tell part of the story.
I do not eat just those foods 100% of the time.
I also indulge in chips and salsa (the photo above was taken a recent potluck at work), cheeses, occasional dark chocolate, wine, etc.
These foods are NOT considered clean eating by any means…..but I enjoy them on a regular basis in moderation.
In the past, I would have the diet mentality of “all or nothing” – meaning I was 100% on my “diet”. No slip-ups ,or, if I did, god forbid “break the rules”, I would say f*ck it and binge on chips & sweets like it was the “last supper”.
I’ve since learned that the “all or nothing”,”restrictive”, “deprivation” way of eating rarely gets you all and mostly gets you nothing.
So, yes, I love healthy food and eat it everyday.
But I also allow the occasional and sometimes daily bites of “forbidden” (no longer forbidden) foods ….
Because life is too damn short not to enjoy it!
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I can really relate to this. I post a lot of healthy food that I love to eat, but I also enjoy dark chocolate, the occasional cheese and weekend treats.
I used to be either 100% or 0. Moderation is important. I don’t understand how people can be 100% healthy all the time!🙂