|good choices, all around|
I am not entirely sure why i am not overweight, because lord knows, I LOVE FOOD. My dad's side of the family are all very thin, but my mom's side of the family are all very stocky/well-fed (the nicest way i could put it?) My mom has always struggled with her weight, and i have always felt guilty that i go around eating whatever i want. Here are some of my rules of eating: (not that anyone cares/should follow them)
1. Just cook. seriously. I get it, there is no time. I tend to cook a lot on the weekends when i have extra free time, and freeze things. I always have frozen soup on stand-by. I have also realized that the food i make is almost always better than canned or pre-made stuff. Cambells has NOTHING on my potato leek soup. And mine has about 10% of the salt.
2. Yeah, you should probably watch the salt. This one is hard for me. I love salt, and tend to put it on everything. I try and have a "salt detox" a couple times a year to help reign myself back in. Here's a quick test to see if you are a salt addict: If you can eat a handful of tostito's without your mouth puckering from all the salt, you are probably becoming desensitized to salt. (but damn are they tasty!)
3. Eat something green everyday. Nobody's perfect (except me. HA!) but you at least have to try. Truth be told, the only green thing i had today was some sour apple tic tacs, but i did have some bell peppers, squash, and mushrooms, so i wasn't that far off. (p.s. did you know they make sour apple tic tacs? They're delicious.)
|We grow some damn good corn in Illinois.|
|There are seriously a lot of pictures of me with food....|
So there are my healthy eating guidelines. There is absolutely no science or logic behind them, and are mostly derived from the fact that i am a paranoid cheapskate/picky eater with the mindset of someone who grew up in the depression. (wasting food makes me cry.)
The way i see it, i am still alive and healthy, so i can't be alllll wrong :) (these are also just guidelines that even i don't always follow. I enjoy the occasional taco bell, french fries, and candy...ok, a lot of candy)
Also, i went and did my cross-training for the second week in a row. SECOND GOLD STAR!