Are you restricting or restraining yourself in your food choices? Restraint tastes divine because that’s the taste of freedom from having a fear of food.
Building your ‘perfect’ meal is as easy as using your own hand as a guide. No food scale necessary. With a bit of practice, you can learn to measure appropriate portion sizes by using your hand as a measuring tool, without the need to weigh and measure every single ounce or gram of food that passes your lips.
Let’s throw the word ‘perfect’ out the window. If there is one word that makes me cringe a little, it’s the word ‘perfect,’ because it makes you think that there is only one ideal for which you should be striving. Instead, let’s strive to make the BEST possible meals that we can make for ourselves.
A few weeks ago, I discussed the importance of eating your micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in order to ensure you’re setting yourself up for the the most nourishing diet possible. But what if you don’t like vegetables? Or fruits? What if you turn green over any food that’s leafy and green?
Stress. Deadlines. Emotions. Parties. Weddings. All of these can create the perfect atmosphere to spike our cravings. Pressing the pause button first can help you regain control over your spiraling thoughts and feelings, and that ever-present feeling of “f*ck it!”
Last week, the Internet lost their mind over the Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino. Who are we to judge the decisions of others?
You like to poop, don’t you? Well, then meet your new best friend, fiber.
Unfortunately, life isn’t just doughnuts and cookies. Flexible eating allows you to include some of your favorite indulgent foods, but that doesn’t mean you get to eat like a jerk.
Eliminating certain foods from your life may be setting yourself up for a bumpy journey to lifelong wellness.
Nutrition is not meant to be binary. Black and white. Good and bad. Clean. Cheat. Strict. Splurge. You’re marginalizing everyone around you if you think they should eat like you. Embrace the middle road of balance instead.