I saw that yesterday on Instagram (which I’m officially addicted to, by the way). I try not to be at least three of these things at all times. I’d like to be fast, only when it comes to running, but unfortunately girlfran still ain’t there. Anyway, I’m sure Meghan probably thinks the “Easy” part is accurate. It’s not.
I think this is the perfect mentality to have when it comes to the food you choose to put in your body. It’s at least a good mantra to say to yourself right before you’re about to shove a twinkie or a Big Mac in your mouth. Another great one that I try to say to myself daily is: “Don’t sacrifice what you really want for what you want right now.”
My boyfriend sent me an article this morning –
You should read it. I hope it makes you as sick as it makes me. I wrote a post a while ago – I’m Eating What!? – that talked about #1 and #6 in a little bit of detail. It also touched a bit on #9. I don’t know why anyone in their right mind would ever eat #8. Anyone craving a fresh serving of anal leakage? If yes, then Olestra is the stuff for you!
It’s not like I was always so conscious of what I was eating. I used to be ignorant as f*#k when it came to nutrition. I ate fast food, tons of frozen meals, multiple sodas each day, and calorie-dense meals at restaurants, like it was nothing – all of course chock full of preservatives and chemicals. But then I decided I didn’t want to be ignorant anymore, and over the past three years of educating myself on what’s good for me, the effect of different foods on my body, and what I should be eating, I can now say that I’m at least relatively well-versed on proper nutrition.
I realize that not everyone is going to do their research. Most people are going to accept what they’re told by the media, large food companies, and the FDA. That sucks. What’s more is the media won’t report the kind of stuff that’s in the article above, therefore, the people who won’t do their homework on their own won’t ever become aware of the harmful toxins they’re eating and what they’re doing to their bodies. Double suck.
I think this was all sparked by a conversation I had this morning with my boyfriend. We were supposed to run three miles this morning, but we ended up running just short of that because, at one point throughout the run, we both got a strong whiff of some bacon cooking. So, naturally, we veered off our route and stopped at Kroger to buy some bacon. I look at every ingredient in everything I buy, even if I’ve bought it before. It’s excessive I’m sure, but I don’t care. I want to know what I’m eating. So, I was comparing bacon this morning and decided to go with Applegate Natural Sunday Bacon.
It was more money for less product, but it contained only a few recognizable and natural (not “natural”) ingredients, as opposed to the other brands which contained any and all things on this list from Label Watch <—– That’s a very useful website if you’re curious about an ingredient, how harmful it is, and what it does to you. I’d much rather spend the extra dime if it means I’m going to live healthier, longer.
Anyway – the conversation. We started talking about whether or not we would allow our children (hypothetical, of course) to eat crap food like we were allowed to eat. I’ve decided this is reason 8392635876745037872614 bazillion that I can’t have kids – I would never let them eat any of it. I would be the mean mom who makes her children eat Paleo, and get really upset when I find out that my Sammy has been eating Riceroni over at little Bobby’s house. The horror! So then I ground him only to find empty Zebra Cake wrappers under his bed. “Really, Sammy, again??” That sounds way too stressful. No thanks. Oh, but I would get to drink out of this mug, which may actually sway my opinion on the kid thing.
On that note, I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Eat healthy and be healthy 🙂
Does anyone else have a mantra you say to yourself daily? What is it?
Do you do any research about the food you eat? Do you read every ingredient like I do?
If you have children, do you let them eat crap food?