With my nutrition coaching clients, I try to build in a “cheat meal” into their plan. Call it a once a week meal where anything goes. I make it clear that it is a “free meal”. Not a free weekend or a free day to go on a food bender…it is A SINGLE MEAL!
I tell them to save that meal, bank it if you will, for the occasions that you have plans to go out to dinner, a birthday or anniversary, get together with friends. Use that free meal to eat what you have secretly craved all week. Eat it and get it out of your system.
A couple of things usually happen. They eat the forbidden food and find out that there was really no satisfaction/gratification from the meal that they thought they would have. They were pining away all week for this one “treat” and, nothing. The other thing that happens? This meal doesn’t often sit well in the stomach. Go figure…healthy nutrition, to general garbage down the pipe and your body reacts! Funny thing is, many people tell me that their “treat” is french fries.
I came across an article detailing the real info on Wendy’s “natural” fries. They are supposed to be a “healthier” version. Healthier deep fried potatoes…really?? Healthier than what?
This is what the article said:
“The fries are sprayed with sodium acid pyrophosphate, a chemical that prevents them from turning brown from two baths in frying oil – one at the factory and one at the store. They are also dusted with dextrose, a sugar derived from corn, for similar purposes.
And just like every other fast food chain, Wendy’s frying oil is dosed with dimethylpolysiloxane, a silocone based chemical that helps the vegetable oil from getting foaming after countless rounds of frying”
The point is simple. Eat foods that nourish you. Not foods that become a science project.
Eat real food…is it really that hard?
Why poison yourself or your kids….because that is what it is…..you are not “treating” yourself or you kids.
Stop putting some kind of emotional value to crappy food. Eat real food and move towards having endless energy.
Think before you eat.