So, as a nutritionist I obviously have an impeccable diet. Wait, I mean mostly perfect diet. Well, pretty good. Actually, sometimes my diet downright sucks. Why am I telling you this? Because I think it's really important that people (yeah, I mean you) stop beating themselves up when life isn't all green tea and mung beans.
We live in a society that has become obsessed with image and food elitism (being seen to eat the organic, paleo, gluten free, vegan, activated, blessed by a shaman, superfoods).
Sure, these things have their merits, but it's also important to live a little. Sometimes we need to eat things simply because they make us happy and feed our soul.
Obsessing over always eating the perfect diet will actually cause more damage to your health than the occasional treat.
Do I sometimes eat more treats than I should? You bet! Sometimes I'm stressed, tired, busy, excited or just want to eat my emotions and that makes me...normal.
The best thing about life is that it's never too late to start again with our diet.
If you've had a bad run lately, be kind to yourself and encourage yourself. Don't set yourself up to fail by setting yourself impossible goals, just take each day at a time, each meal at a time.
So, coming up to the weekend I thought I'd share one of the best things I was ever told in relation to treats ... to always remember that the first bite tastes the same as the last....
Peace, love and health,