Since I’ve upped my commitment to fitness, I have found that I can eat almost anything and not feel horrible: physically or mentally.
And believe me, I love that.
Because I love food.
All those times I had to “restrict” food items was like torture.
Now, I do not restrict certain foods because my body rejects them but because I just don’t want to put that crap in my body.
Crap food to me is:
- sausages and sausage rolls
- meat pies
- hot dogs
- commercially made cakes & muffins
- colourful breakfast cereal
- fast food
You get the idea.
Even though my diet is quite varied at the moment, I do generally eat quite healthy.
But there are some non-health foods that I simply love and refuse to give up forever. I may not eat these everyday or even every month, but if it’s around I cannot resist.
- peanut butter on white bread
- chocolate (ok – so I do eat this one most days)
- ice cream
- cakes, cookies, dessert pies – now the saving grace here is that 98% of the time, I make these from scratch
I love baking so my biggest downfall is the homemade treats I make. At least I control what goes in there and I almost always reduce the sugar. If my sense of taste and smell wasn’t ruined by nasal polyps, I’d be a baker by trade.
I think much of my food issues are mental. A control thing.
Food’s not killing me so why do I treat it with such contempt sometimes?
Acceptance is key but I do realise I cannot have it all. If I want to eat whatever I like, I must do the work to keep the excess kilos off my body. It’s that simple really.
What not-so-healthy food can you not live without?