Random thought- Just about every time I post a picture of something “unhealthy” or “junk” food I get a flood of messages saying things along the line of That’s not healthy! Did you actually eat that? That’s processed! You eat McDonalds?
Ya I ate that, yes its processed, 2 Mcdoubles no onions, 2 Jr. Chickens and an Oreo McFlurry with Extra Oreo.
This post could get extremely lengthy but I will save that for a future post/posts.
Ready for this… HEALTHY is more than just your food choices, its more than organic, its more than micro nutrients, its more than macronutrients, its more than calories, its more than vitamins and minerals and “super foods”.
So many people and “coaches” look at nutrition from a micro level, they don’t look at the bigger picture.
Many of the “healthiest” eaters I know are the most unhealthy people. Physically they might be well off, however when your diet consumes your life, your thoughts and your feelings you are no longer healthy. Physically good, mentally horrendous. Handling the mental side of things is equally or more important.
A good diet is a diet that is flexible, balanced, sustainable LONG TERM and allows you to feel good both physically and mentally. It should allow you all the above and still reach your goals.
Trust me, for years I did the 5 meals a day in tupperwear, loyal to my diet, living in a deficit, low sugar, low carbs, low sodium, blah blah blah. It wasn’t good, I wasn’t happy, my life revolved around my nutrition.
As time went on I researched, trial and errored, researched, doubted, researched, resisted, researched, approved. Flexible dieting is incredible. Myself and majority of my clientele use flexible dieting or some “hybrid” of the system.
I never thought I could get away from the negative relationship with food I had, now I can eat just about anything I want within reason and feel good, not just physically, most importantly mentally. Trust me on this one.