For the past couple of months, I’ve been eating more home made, almost all vegetarian meals. I was letting myself eat some of the bad stuff (processed) at work about once a week, and I was holding my weight at around 120, which at my height is a perfectly good weight. Well, last week I was in tech and having to run straight from work, which meant I went off my diet and had a lot more to eat at work than normal. Now, I could’ve made salads to take to work, I know, but I knew eating at work would be easier. I had actually been eating the healthier options at work, grilled chicken tacos, fish tacos, and salads, so I thought I would be safe. But, add in Easter I jumped up 7 pounds in a week. That’s not normal!
I’ve put myself back on my diet, spinach and kale salads every day with other good foods mixed in, but no more bdubs for a few weeks at least. I’ve already dropped 2 pounds since I switched back. Many people say that not all calories are the same, and I feel like I’ve proved that. I can eat a huge bowl of salad or brussles sprouts and it will be more bennificial to me than the same calories in something processed.
Since I’ve been eating so much less processed foods, I’ve been feeling a lot better. Last week I was exhausted all the time, couldn’t stay awake if I wasn’t running around at work or in rehearsal. I just finished a whole bowl of my salad (and when I say whole bowl, I mean a mixing bowl) and I feel ready to take on the world.
Balance in food is just as important as balance in life. Now that I’ve eaten my salad, I know I can have something unhealthy, but I really don’t want it. There really isn’t a set diet that anyone should be following; just make sure you balance out your life. If you want the pizza for dinner, eat the salad for lunch. If you want beer later on, drink water all day (and that will help with a hangover!) If you want ice cream, just eat a few spoon fulls and add in some really sweet fruit. The idea if you want to be healthy is don’t eat to much of anything. Too much sugar is bad; too much salt is bad; too much vitamin B can be bad. It’s really not that hard, don’t eat too much of one thing; only that way can a person feel better about their health.
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