As we all know, the news is full of the latest ‘death trap’ food that we mustn’t eat but what do we really think the definition is of healthy eating?
We live in a society which is obsessed with food. I’m constantly hearing conversations about why sugar is the root of all evil, why carbs are a no-no or why we should liquify our food in a juicer because it’s good for us. Funnily enough these conversations are often had by the same people who binge drink every weekend and smoke 20 a day. But does any of it all really make a difference?
I would by no means class myself as a healthy eater. I like chocolate a little too much, I only eat about 3 portions of fruit/veg a day and I have been known to have the odd Macca’s here and there. However, I always eat a healthy dinner, you can count the number of times I order chinese/pizza/indian/whatever takeaway a year on one hand and I drink a lot less than the average person my age. Thankfully, I never have to go to the doctors (I actually avoid it at all costs) and aside from the odd cold I’m rarely ill.
I run 15-20 miles a week so don’t need to diet to stay in shape so why shouldn’t I eat a little bit of everything I like? Yes, I probably should make an effort to eat a bit more fruit or veg but I have a healthy emotional relationship with food. So easily people become so obsessed with what they should and shouldn’t eat, personally I find it exhausting!
So I guess my question is, is it best to live an active lifestyle with a little bit of everything you enjoy or should we be questioning every little thing that passes our lips?