Recently I have noticed people seem more and more obsessed about what they are eating, and I honestly think that forcing yourself to constantly eat ‘healthy’ isn’t all that healthy.
It’s been proven that eating ‘clean’ and exercising makes you feel better and gives you more energy. Personally I love a good nutritious meal and the way it makes me feel afterwards – but we are all human! In a conversation with someone I know recently, they ordered their second ever pizza when they were with some friends (thin crust, low fat cheese, spinach and mushroom.. a far cry from a deep dish pepperoni I most likely would have chosen..) and told me how they are trying to convince themselves that they didn’t like it so they wouldn’t try and eat it again. This to me is taking away the little things in life!! (and surely can’t be healthy mentally to try and trick yourself in to feeling a certain way). In another conversation recently, I got questioned as to why I made homemade banana bread with regular flour and why I didn’t substitute the sugar for a healthier alternative. For me, baking something and knowing exactly where it comes from and how much of everything that goes in to it is a healthy alternative.
In the wise words of Gigi Hadid ‘Eat clean, stay fit, and have a burger to stay sane’. Everyone deserves to have a treat every once in awhile, have some fries, a packet of crisps, an entire cake! (well maybe not, but it happens…😣) Keeping on track with your eating is great but sometimes it is inevitable that life will intervene and you will go out for dinner, have a few drinks with friends, possible eat a curry chip and chicken burger drunk at 4 in the morning! But that is just life, and it isn’t something that you should beat yourself up over. I go to the gym 3-5 times a week and eat well for majority of the time but if I mention once that I ate a takeaway at the weekend to certain friends or work colleagues they seriously look down on me for doing so. (I’d like to mention here that I’m about a US size 2/European 34/UK 6 – not really a size where they are trying to help me get to a healthier weight by their judgements)
If you’re happy to eat 100% good foods then go you! I honestly love good food (I even baked organic oat apple and raspberry breakfast muffins just yesterday) but if you’re leading a relatively healthy lifestyle and are happy with where you are in life right now then nobody should judge you for the actions that you take. Our constant struggle to want to look stick thin isn’t healthy, along with the mentality that you can’t enjoy yourself every once and awhile and all food will make you instantly fat.
Moral of the story : life is too short to fret over your oats being organic or not. Just ENJOY yourself every once and awhile.