I have some confessions to make.
First off July’s spread the love has been very difficult for me. I’ve deleted over 20 comments on facebook pages and blogs (before publishing them) because I realized – I was just wanting to be right for me. So instead of getting into arguments with people, I’ll try to make my angers into positives
I also have been having a difficult time on this “healthy eating” journey. I put heathy eating in quotations because I never thought much of eating healthy in the past. So for me I’m eating extremely well now – most likely at 80/20 coming from that on the opposite side of the spectrum, I’m excited.
I have no idea who reads my blog, as the only comments are from other bloggers. So I have no idea if you are someone who knows more about food than I do, someone that’s unhealthy and wants to lose weight, someone that just likes reading about my life or whatever else. However coming from someone who has never been a healthy eater <—- ME! I would just like to talk about how CONFUSING people are in regards to labeling foods healthy.
I just saw a recipe for smores posted online that said “The best part – they’re healthy” (!!) the picture of the dessert had melted hershey bars on it!!!! I went to take a look at the recipe and there wasn’t ONE healthy ingriedent in it. They had the nutritional info – which had some low calories, but the amount of sugar wasn’t even referenced and you can bet with marshmallows, betty cocker brownie mix and a whole hersey bar that number would be high!
Am I saying it’s wrong to eat treats like that???
No, HELLO have you read my blog?!?! I make food that normally gives people heart attacks. My issue with this is that you can’t call something healthy when it’s not. That will confuse people…..people like me
I am far from a healthy eater but everyone has to start somewhere. I used to count calories and now I’d never. Calories don’t mean much to me anymore because I’m gaining knowledge about what my body needs
Anyway the bottom line of this rant is this – TRUST yourself. Don’t listen to others. If you want to make better decisions you’ve got to do the work too….and by work I mean research!
* it’s healthy I swear….just don’t count the whipped cream and greasy funnel cake – there’s fruit
In closing - “Healthy” Eating doesn’t mean LOW calories. So good ahead – indulge. As a matter of fact I’ve got some amazing treats and desserts right here on my blog Just keep in mind that when you see the term “healthy” beside a recipe, check to see what’s in it. Don’t assume it’s healthy because someone tells you it is
1. do you count calories??
I used to. I think it’s a great way to get familiar with how much you consume in a day and make you and your body more aware of what goes in it. I don’t anymore because, while a calorie is a calorie, I now know what being full feels like and I only eat when I’m hungry
2. are you knowledgeable about food and healthy eating?? or are you like me – someone that finds all this health stuff overwhelming??
I have had to tackle eating better so slowly. I know it will stick better that way. I don’t judge myself if I want a greasy pizza, eat five cupcakes in one sitting or decide to add bacon to my cereal <— just kidding I’ve just found that the more ‘clean’ food I eat, the less I want the other stuff because now I FEEL the difference. I’m not as tired anymore and I don’t feel as heavy.
3. how often do you indulge in a sweet treat??
DAILY ;) even if it’s just a
cube bar of chocolate