As I’m still trying to get rid of the pounds I packed on during the holidays, I’ve been toying with adding a “healthy eating” tab on the blog, but then it hit me…what exactly IS healthy eating? Major corporations have caught on to the trend of healthier eating and are now inundating their labels with “GMO free,” “all natural,” “gluten free” etc… My daughter even saw a sign on a package of shredded lettuce that said “gluten free.” COME. ON!
Then you have the fad diets. And each one is THE one to not only make you lose all the weight, but also to convince you that all the other diets are bogus and are trying to kill you.
Atkins, South Beach, Ketogenic, Mediterranean, Paleo, Primal, Whole30, 21 day fix, DASH diet, CUPS diet, GAPS diet, chocolate diet (wait..what? I wanna do that one!), Jenny Craig, Oprah, Dr. Oz, etc. Phew! One website claims to have the full list of all the diets … over SIX HUNDRED! No wonder we’re all confused. How are we to keep up?
And let’s be honest, the only diet I’ve ever tried is the “see food” diet… I see food…I eat it!
Diets are not only confusing, but some are impossible to keep up with. And others take a PhD to learn how to do them because of all the different types of rules.
What is really healthy eating?
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So back to the question: What is healthy eating? To me, healthy food is real food. Healthy food doesn’t have to be bland, or carb-free, or any of the other myriad, hard to follow rules. Have you seen the hashtag #jerf? “Just Eat Real Food.” I think that is the only rule to follow. Real food means no processed, packaged stuff. I once used to make pot roast with canned condensed soup. Cringe! Healthy food simply means using real ingredients …that come from nature! Moderation is the key!
And though, my blog will now feature a healthy eating tab, I will still post yummy sugar-laden desserts and the like. Now, if you have a condition that renders you unable to eat gluten or dairy or egg, or have any kinds of allergies, substitute away.
I would, however, like your suggestions on labeling. Do you WANT to see that a recipe is gluten free? Paleo or whole30 compliant? Or stick it all together under the healthy eating tab? Let me know in the comments.
P.S. I will be delving more into gluten, GMO, and food labels in a new 4 week series in the newsletter. So go on, hit that subscribe button. What are you waiting for?
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