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?
The scale is one of the biggest liars in your life. Too many of us find ourselves being defined by the number on the scale and we tie our self worth to the number it generates.
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.
Since the word “diet” has the word “die” in it (diets feel like death, right?), I like to call it flexible eating instead of flexible dieting.
Is living in a constant state of guilt or having a fear of certain foods truly a way to live? Let me answer that for you: No.