Why it’s alright to cheat on your “diet”

You shouldn’t beat yourself up if you have one meal without all the nutrients you need. The healthiest mindset is for you to recognize that you’re going to be eating healthy for the rest of your life. It’s a lifestyle, not a month long quick fix. And consistency is what’s going to get you where you want to be.

That one meal won’t make or break your healthy lifestyle. But when you consistently eat unhealthy meals it will.

Small things add up, and the more consistent you can become with feeding yourself good foods, the closer you will be to your health goals

Coffee Shops

A coffee shop embodies so many great things. Productivity (meetings and work) Happiness (friendship, dates) Comfort (food, hot drinks, warmth) Relaxation (reading, sitting). People go to a library to read, an office for a meeting, and a restaurant for food. It's a unique establishment, however, that encourages all of these things to happen in the same place. I don't even drink coffee, but the atmosphere is enchanting enough, that I find myself frequenting coffee shops regularly. Good thing, they expanded their drink selection!

No Food?

I get home after a long day and I’m scanning the cupboards, rifling through the refrigerator mumbling “There’s never any food in this house” I’m quite certain others, especially teenage boys have uttered those same words. But ‘no food’ to me is.....lunch meat, uncooked chicken or hamburger, a variety of vegetables, bread, fruit, and leftover meals. There’s even condiments, spices, and flavorings in the cupboards!

What I really mean is, there’s nothing that appeals to me. Or nothing that’s quickly microwaved and ready to eat. There isn’t a steaming hot supper of roast beef and mashed potatoes waiting on the table for me. But no food? I’ve never wanted for food, and I don’t think any of you have either.

We may not get a hot dinner every night, but we sure have never gone to bed with aching bellies. hmmm.... maybe we should stop and think next time we act so ungratefully.