Maybe it's my old(ish) age or it could be my infinite crunchy hippie liberalism, but in the past few years I've made a genuine effort to eat thoughtfully. And ever since my weight loss, that effort has been kicked into high gear. I am always thinking about the foods that I buy and consume. I enjoy trying to make healthy and wholesome choices. I don't ever want to count calories or be crazy obsessed and turn into one of those people who has to bring their own food everywhere or can't enjoy a meal at a restaurant. I believe that life is about balance and sometimes I need to eat Chick-fil-a. Or pie. Or a Snickers bar. Or steak tacos. (You get the idea). I genuinely like thinking about how to make sure I'm getting the healthiest, most beneficial and tastiest foods into my pie hole. And I will totally geek out over nutritional benefits. I love that stuff! So since I'm already doing this in my real life I've decided to start documenting my adventures here as I try to maintain a healthy, balanced diet with the obligatory occasional splurges. Don't worry, I'll still make a big deal about whatever ridiculous thing I'm craving. I mean I just wrote a entire post on milkshakes for goodness sake.
MY (totally loose and relaxed) RULES OF THOUGHTFUL EATING:
1. Eat clean, whole foods. Avoid anything processed. 2. Buy and eat organic, local, responsibly made and treated food as much as possible. 3. Maximize health benefits with my food choices. Make my food do as much as it can for me 4. Eat mostly produce. 5. Variety. Remember to mix it up. More variety means more nutritional benefits. 6. Give into the occasional craving but make sure it is worth it. 7. Enjoy food! (Just not too much).