I know, these photos are just cruel for all of us trying to eat healthy..
I promise that they will make sense if you keep reading!
Let me start off by saying that despite the unhealthy photos you see of me on Instagram, I actually do eat quite healthy. Most of the photos of me eating unhealthy are when I am out & about for little adventures & having splurge days. On that note though, I honestly hate the term “splurge day” because it puts so much pressure on food for me. I can’t put myself into such a strict bubble, guys.
I have tried just about every diet out there & failed miserably on every single one of them. There is something about putting so much pressure/importance on food that makes me want to eat everything in sight. If you’re anything like me, you know how counterproductive it is to go on a “diet”.
After suffering with a weak immune system my whole life & having a major health scare almost 9 years ago, I decided it was time for me to change my life. I took a year long course to become a nutritional consultant & I started taking a more homeopathic approach to the way I was living. Once I learned more about health & wellness, I learned how important the food we consume is for our overall health. Now, let me preface by saying that I didn’t drop everything & become a vegan/only eat raw/never eat anything bad again (although those might have been great options, they just weren’t for me). It took a bit of time, but as I started learning more about healthy foods & changing my diet little by little, my entire body started to change! I wasn’t feeling so blah all the time, I wasn’t having stomach aches so often, my skin was glowing (not from pregnancy either!), & I wasn’t getting sick ALL THE TIME.
Want to know how I made these changes?
I started changing my diet slowly. I started replacing the processed foods I was eating with more whole foods. I started becoming more active & not doing crazy workouts as a quick fix. I simply started making small changes & that was the key for me to actually stick with it! In my opinion, this is the best way to create a healthy lifestyle. When you make these subtle changes, they slowly turn into bigger changes & before you know it, you’re baffled by how amazing you feel.
Before this post gets to be a novel, I just want to sum up how I eat for you all. I DON’T eat 100% clean, that is nearly impossible for me due to the fact that I love pizza far too much. I DO try to eat as many clean/healthy things as I can.
I would love to dive deeper into these kinds of posts so make sure to let me know in the comments if you enjoy these & if you would like more posts like this one! I would love some ideas for posts from you guys as well so chime in below 🙂