How many of you healthy foodies have been faced with someone telling you this? It's been awhile, but I often forget that I too was ignorant as to what "healthy" eating meant. I try to remind myself this when people talk to me about their thoughts/attempts at being healthier.
But then again, there's enough info out there now that it's hard to not pick up on a few healthy habits. There's definitely a lot of BS out there claiming this diet makes you lose weight fast, or eating carbs precisely past 5:45PM will make you blow up like a blimp.
This site lists the top 5 excuses for not eating healthy, and I have heard all of them.
1. Don't Need to /Already Skinny
2. Don't Know How
3. Too Expensive
4. Don't Like to Count Calories
5. Healthy Food has no Taste
My advice? Avoid any verbal or written "advice" that's centered around a certain diet; this typically means that someone will gain financially as a result of the diet becoming popular. The less food you buy in a box (unless it's your CSA basket!), the better off you are. Allergies and tastes aside, real, whole food will almost always win in the health department.
If food is processed, it's not so bad if it took place in your kitchen, but a short ingredient list of real food is the next best thing. I know most of you reading know most of this information, but besides jut ranting, I'm also curious to see how many others deal with this.
Always bringing my lunch and having carrots, peppers, celery, turnips, dried okra, ect. as snacks has labeled me the healthy eater at work. I still can't understand why me eating healthy is so "strange" and I don't go out to eat "real" food more often. What's wrong with people?! Is it that crazy to prepare your own food and know exactly what goes into what you put in your body?
All five of these excuses make me turn red in anger. Why? How does it affect me if I don't make the excuses? Because I want the world to know what's better for them. If everyone made better choices, the Earth as a whole would be cleaner and healthier. Think of the extra cost the obese put on the economy. I won't list them all, but the heavier you are, the worse your fuel economy is. Just sayin.
I sound pretty harsh, huh? Well, it makes me happy to see people actually trying to get healthier....as long as the are consistent. One week of healthy eat will do nothing if you go back to crap eating. And counting calories? There's no need when choosing unpackaged whole food; the miracle of fiber will help keep you from eating more than needed!
|Healthy, homemade, and delicious!|
It feels like I'm all over the place on this post, sorry, it's late and going to work is looming over my head. Basically, I know how easily some people can change the way they look and feel just by changing their diet. I'm not an RD or certified....anything, but I know from experience. I made these same excuses, but then I just searched for and soaked up as much healthy lifestyle info I could. The info is there, people just have to search for it.
If someone came to me for help, I'd gladly offer what I can and enjoy seeing them fall in love with their healthy changes. I've been wanting to post on this topic for a while, and now it's just out. I'm sure there's more to come, but my blog is a great place to vent to others who "get it."
|6 minutes to steam veggies and scramble eggs vs. 10 minutes in the drive-thru and growing gut. Hmm, tough decision...|
If you've made it this far, thank you for reading! Do you experience people talking to you and making healthy excuses? How do you proceed to answer or what do you offer to them?
I expect a pretty low-key week of posts since I didn't get a chance to take a lot of pictures and work will be busy. Would you still enjoy reading my posts without pictures? Let me know if there's a topic you'd like me to discuss, I'm always happy to please my foodie friends
Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend!