I saw this picture and it made me smile
I’m always getting those comments:
you’re skinny, why are you on a diet
you’ve been to the gym, you can eat that cake
you don’t eat any fat
you don’t eat sugar
you’re blog is about food with no calories
OK, yes, I don’t eat fried foods, and I am happy to turn down cakes and biscuits/cookies when they are in the office. I try to explain that, I eat healthy, unprocessed food. Yes, I exercise, but I also eat healthily. I saw a good quote on the Skinny Confidential:
“You can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet”
I’ve battled with my weight, at my lightest I was half the size of my heaviest. Fat was the enemy, and diet foods were good.
But in September I came across Sarah Wilson, and I Quit Sugar. Sarah Wilson explained that fat is not the enemy – sugar is and artificial sweeteners are no better. Tasting the sweetness your body expects the corresponding calories so releases insulin, but doesn’t get it.
I tried quitting sugar, and while I agree with many of the principles, if I want to eat a banana or an apple, I can’t see that it’s going to do me any harm. And don’t get me started on coconut oil. I’m still trying to lose those pesky pounds I put on while trying that! Hey, I could be wrong, I might yet change my mind again.
That is where clean eating comes in. I think the term ‘clean eating’ is fairly new to the UK. It’s all about eating ‘natural’ foods, and cutting out processed foods. I found this infographic helpful.
So that’s me and where I’m at now. I do eat fats – but I get them from nuts, avocados and oily fish. I try not to eat refined sugar or ‘white carbs’ and limit my intake of natural sugars. I try to make as much food as I can from scratch so I know what goes into it.
Have you heard of clean eating? Do you embrace the principles of clean eating?