I miss my darling :(
I’m not pregnant (just had the Menzies!) but I feel sick almost every morning. And it’s really slowing me down! I have no idea what’s wrong, all I know is I just want to be done with whatever this is!
Honeycrisp and Fuji are my favorites!
Okie dokie. So I’m seeing a recent pattern that kind of disturbs me.
A fitblr will reblog a picture of a pretty healthy selection of food, but there might be one or two things that don’t constitute as THE healthiest choice you could EVER make. Someone will then reblog it from them with an added note of “omg croissants are SO not healthy” or “ew yeah I’ll eat processed chocolate when I want to be fat, no thanks” and so on and so forth.
First of all, I had a croissant this morning. Oh crap, that means I’m no longer living a healthy lifestyle, I should probably delete my blog and retreat into a small cave with a modest amount of wall-space for pictures of my glory days.
Right. Or I could calm down, because moderation is health, and restricting myself from every food I love does not necessarily mean I am nourishing my body. Being healthy doesn’t mean you can never eat freaking white bread ever again, or never drink a soda. It means that over-all, you are making the effort to take care of your body. If you want to go that extra step and cut ALL refined sugars, ALL non-whole grains, etcetera, that’s fantastic, and you should feel really proud! But so should the person who went from eating three cups of ramen and eight cookies for lunch to eating fresh fruit and a croissant. And so should anyone who has made a conscious effort to start taking care of their body, no matter how much they have changed.
Just chill out and let people make their own choices about their health. As an added note, the amount of asks I get per day about whether something is “okay” to eat is a testament to how much food-shaming still happens in the fitblr community, even though overall this is a fantastic, supportive community. Think about it. If someone wants to eat milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate and you disapprove of this, are you ACTUALLY going to make them “see the error of their ways” by adding a note like that, or are you just going to make them feel bad about food? FOOD IS GREAT. We shouldn’t feel bad about eating the foods we love!
I’m not saying we all need to form a circle of love and eat croissants. I’m just saying to live and let live.
This post is great on so many different levels. It always gets my goat when I see such black and white views on nutrition, especially as related to emotional well-being. Sure, chocolate and croissants aren’t the BEST foods for your body, but they’re fucking delicious and having them from time to time will not only NOT ruin your efforts, they’re likely to make you a darn sight happier, too!
And also a raise in your caloric intake for one day can boost your metabolism and help you break a plateau! So eat that ice cream motherfuckers!