Hi friends! Happy Tuesday!
I hope the title of the post grabbed your attention 😉
Drew had a couple friends in town this weekend, so Maxwell + I let them have the house to watch the Badger game, grill, + watch more college football. Max + I went to spend the day with my family.
We all headed to the Elegant Farmer, which has a pumpkin patch, apple orchard, hayrides, a corn maze, + plenty of yummy food. It was great to see everyone + see the little ones together.
Elegant Farmer has one of those donut stands that just lofts yummy smelling goodness into the air. Do you know what I’m talking about? My sister purchased a batch of warm cider donuts for the group. I had a 1/4 of my dad’s. As I mentioned last week, he is trying to get on a better track health wise…so it was good for us to share. My family started talking about how the best way to not eat bad foods is to AVOID them by not having them in your house. Everyone adamantly agreed.
This concept is simple, but important + one of my keys to living a healthy life.
We’ve all been to the grocery store + purchased foods that are not so good for us. You rationalize it, thinking this will be my treat + I will make sure to not have too much. In college I always did this with Reduced Fat Sour Cream Pringles (reduced fat is not better, but at the time I thought it was). I would finish a can in a day because all of my portion planning went out the window once I popped that top. But, each time I went to the grocery store the can made its way into my cart. I could do better this time.
Haha, no. Never. Too addicting.
Your diet (that means the food you eat) is all about balance. Personally, I think it is way easier to find a healthy balance if I don’t keep my favorite splurge foods around. Now, this looks different for everyone + you probably know what foods you need to avoid. I personally cannot have chips, frozen yogurt, or popcorn around. I take the will power + choice out of it, by not having the temptations in the kitchen. I’m lucky to have a partner that agrees with this philosophy + practices it too.
There are plenty of opportunities to indulge all around us, like a trip to the Elegant Farmer or a Badger game gathering. I’m a huge advocate of people having treats + not beating themselves up about it. I think the beauty of eating healthy most of the time is that when you have a treat you can fully enjoy it. I want to emphasize that point, if you are enjoying an indulgence…DO NOT be immediately filled with regret + think you need to “work it off”. Otherwise, what’s the point? Just be perfect then 😉
What are foods that you should stop purchasing weekly? We all know that in our society there will be sweet + salty treats all around, no need to have them at home.