Life is supposed to be all about balance.
Work hard but play hard too.
Spend time with your family but make sure you get some “you” time.
Save money but enjoy the fruits of your labor.
Eat healthy but treat yourself once in awhile.
That’s the way it’s supposed to work…especially that last item.
I hear it all the time and heck I say it all the time. WE ALL DESERVE TREATS ONCE IN AWHILE.
But if you look at that more closely, what are we really saying? That we “deserve” to put crap into our bodies because it tastes good? Are we that brainwashed by the food companies and their marketing departments to really believe that?
I’m not preaching so please don’t take it as such.
I’m just struggling.
Struggling with my health. Struggling with my focus. Struggling with my stamina.
And why? Because I’ve been “treating” myself lately.
One of the benefits of being a gluten-free blogger with a decent-sized audience (besides of course the megabucks I make on advertising…sarcasm) is that I get samples sent my way. Lots of samples.
It’s like Christmas morning when a package comes in the mail.
The problem is that a lot of these samples come with food that while may be gluten-free, isn’t all that healthy.
Chocolate chip cookies, muffins, biscotti, chips.
Now true…I could just NOT eat them.
But I’m as human as the next guy and damn some of them taste real good. And once I get a taste of the sweetness, I’m sucked in.
And then because I’m eating more calories than I normally would, to “balance” things off (there’s that word again), I don’t eat nearly as much or as often. I’ll skip lunch and/or dinner.
And yet my weight creeps up and I feel like absolute crap.
Back in September 2012, I followed the Whole 30 program and the results were nothing short of amazing. I lost weight and felt great.
So if I felt great, why didn’t I stick with it? The truth is I did stick with it…about 90%.
But that 10% is just killing me…and yet I don’t want to give it all up.
I want that BALANCE!!
I wish giving up gluten was the simple answer to a celiac’s health.
For me…it’s just not the case.
What about you? Do you feel the effects when you “treat” yourself?