Did you know that it’s National Nutrition Month? I’m not really sure what one does during National Nutrition Month or why it’s held in March, but nutrition is something that really should be celebrated. Because when you celebrate something, you generate awareness. And in this day and age, our society is in dire need of some serious nutrition know-how.
I mean, have you been to the nutrition section at your local bookstore lately? Come on. There are stacks of books that promise the be-all, end-all truth to eating right and being healthy. And when it comes to the Internet, everyone is an expert. Including the experts.
So where do you turn and who do you believe?
Ah, yes. The million dollar question.
Now, I’m not going to attempt to give you an answer. As a certified personal trainer, nutrition and dietetics are out of my scope of practice. I know only what I’ve deciphered from the sources I’ve come in contact with and what works for me. But hear me out on this one point, something you can believe as truth no matter what:
It’s all about balance.
Revolutionary, I know. And yes, you’ve probably heard that before, like…a million times. But, seriously. It’s high time you believe it. And live it. Because:
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What is perfection, anyway?
Does it even exist?
Deep thoughts best kept for later discussions because, for now, we’ll stick to the concrete topic at hand: Diets are not about perfection. You don’t have to eat perfectly. You just have to eat well. And when you eat well, you eat balanced. And when you eat balanced, you leave yourself room for the things you love. And then, consequently you don’t go insane with absurd food obsessions.
For example, I like to indulge in vanilla ice cream from Dairy Queen with chocolate chunks, bananas and Teddy Grahams. Oh, yes. (Sometimes I add strawberries. Or peanut butter.) This is, indeed, a special treat. And not one I indulge in every day because I just can’t. Doing so would be an unbalanced approach to eating well.
But do I beat myself up about trips to DQ when the timing is right? Hecks, no.
That’s what it’s about.
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