taste everything, eat everything

Just a thought for intuitive eating and how to stay healthy without becoming CRAZY!! 

What’s your eating philosophy? Can you taste everything & eat nothing? 

Sounds easy enough right?  Pretty straightforward? mmmmm welll……

Are you a fan of Bethanny Frankel?

I wasn’t until I read her book.  She’s still a little too “New York” for me but I do love her honesty.

She has a pretty realistic and healthy attitude towards food and staying thin.  She admits to previously suffering from “food noise” and obsessing over her diet.  She says she’s so much happier now with her new habits of “taste everything & eat nothing.”  By not depriving yourself and not focusing on each and every meal and calorie, you can enjoy small portions of foods that you actually want.  What’s more, most of her recipes use whole ingredients and make  healthy substitutions where possible without decreasing the flavor.

Interesting.

I have a girlfriend who is good at eating what she wants and not overdoing it.  She’s thin and gorgeous!  Lately, she’s had issues with a GI infection that she hasn’t been able to cure.  She put herself on a diet consisting of probiotics and a special formula/smoothie that totalled around 600 calories per day.  Because she couldn’t eat solid food for a few weeks, she’s been collecting goodies from work in a Ziploc- stored in her freezer for when she can eat again.  Today I received a text from her, “OMG I did it.  I ate the entire bag.  EVERYTHING. :/ ”   In my opinion, she probably needed the calories!  But it’s interesting to see what happens when you deprive your body!

I’ve been in a similar boat. I’m not the “taste everything eat nothing” girl.  When I taste something that’s not a “healthy” food (like sweets, bread, carbs, chips etc.), I want to EAT EVERYTHING.

I guess that’s another reason why I like blogging my meals.  I’m finding a balance.   Moderation for me looks like: fro yo once in a while, eating more carbs and healthy fats, having a glass of wine here or there, and having that extra snack so I don’t eat a HUGE dinner when I get home from work.

I’m also learning to eat what I’m craving without feeling the guilt.  I won’t eat everything else and come back an hour later for that French toast or oatmeal I wanted in the first place!

I can’t wait to share more of my healthy tips and recipes.

Just a wholesam taste of life over here….enjoying one day at a time. 🙂

I’d love to hear what keeps you motivated and healthy, without being obsessive!

I’ll leave you with some lovely pinterest pins that may or may not relate to health……

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