I debated doing Whole30 after the New Year, but we were busy and I didn’t prepare. The more I thought about it, the more I realized it wasn’t for me… which is fine. We eat Paleo around 80% of the time. I’m bad at math; could be more, could be less. We indulge in pasta about once a month. I enjoy a piece of toast with eggs some weekends. I love a rich, creamy cheese with a glass (or two) of Merlot. We sometimes have pizza and beer while catching a weekend UK Basketball game. I require chocolate during certain times of the month. I don’t indulge every day or every week.
I don’t eat McDonalds. I’ve forgotten the taste of white bread. I’ve traded dairy in favor of almond milk. But those are my choices. I don’t expect anyone else (not even Jason) to adhere to them. I want to live the healthiest life possible, and that might look different than your idea of a healthy life. It is not one size fits all.
Food is meant to fuel our bodies: to me, that means some days grabbing a Lara Bar in between meetings. On other days, it means savoring everything on my plate. It means eating clean, delicious food all week and enjoying homemade cinnamon rolls delivered by my grandmother on Saturday morning. It means not having an anxiety attack and poring over a restaurant menu when friends invite us to dinner. It means knowing what makes me feel like garbage and what will go straight to my butt.
At the end of the day, do what makes you happy and helps you feel like your best self. You know what works for you and your body. If that’s living a completely clean lifestyle free of sugar and alcohol and processed foods, then you go girl! I admire your willpower and support your commitment to living your best life. If it means eating whatever you can grab on that particular day, I support you, too. If it means eating well and splitting a piece of chocolate cake with your mom after a nice dinner, I support you (and you are probably me). Whatever life you choose, you’ll always be welcome at my table.
What are your thoughts on this subject? Do you judge what others eat, or feel judged yourself?