A Balanced Diet is a Cookie in Each Hand

A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. Now that’s what I’m talking about!

Life is too short to obsess about it, in my not so humble opinion. I’ve read some pretty ridiculous things over the years about an alleged healthy diet. Food allergies was a big bugaboo for about a decade. A licensed nutritionist in all seriousness told me that if I was craving a certain food I was allergic to it. That’s taking the theory of “if you want it, it’s not good for you – if you hate it, it’s good for you” to the ultimate extreme.

Sure our bodies get out of whack on occasion, but that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t listen to them. Last week, my neck was killing me. Instead of pumping myself full of pain meds, I decided to climb out on a limb and talk to Mr. Hubman. I told him that I was really struggling and that I needed him to step up to the plate and be more proactive. I also made a mental of list of things that are figuratively a pain in my neck. A struck a line through them!

Hubster has a tendency to throw out vague suggestions and they land on my lap like a lump of wet blanket. I tried to be specific. “Would you like to go to the Japanese restaurant tonight?” instead of a listless “you wanna do sumthin?” When that happens I feel like I have to come up with an idea, sell him on it, and make all the plans. To much for this befuzzled brain to handle. I don’t want to haul anyone around piggy back. I told him “you asked, how can I help? This is how.”

So back to the balanced diet and cravings. I like chocolate, red meat, coffee, butter, beer and martinis. It seems like a good idea to not eat them? Fiddlesticks, hogwash , etc., etc. That’s not good enough anymore. I feel a lot better when I let my body decide what it needs and wants. This constant monitoring and fussing is well…a pain in the neck!

I’m sharing this picture below. It’s been floating around on Facebook. It’s food for thought 🙂

healthy living is evil

11 responses

  1. “Healthy living is evil”

  2. I love Nigella!!! I’m 56, I drink, I smoke, I eat eggs (remember when bacon and eggs was going to kill us, now eggs are healthy again) and I still get assessed as about 45. I am not going to complain about that!

    OK, my spine is not happy, but my face is fine. Actually, I remember reading an article that SWORE Nicole Kidman had to be using botox because thre are no lines on her forehead. Hmmmmmmmm I thought, I must be overdosing on the stuff because I have no lines on my forehead either and I’m a lot older than Nicole!

    I can’t drink Diet Coke because of the artifical sweetner and I read somewhere those of us who can’t stand those sweetners carry and ancient gene most of the population have lost. That gene detects poisonous foods. Anyone who knows about artifical sweetners will know how close to the truth that is!

    1. Good for you! Life is too short to eat bad food.

  3. This post got me to thinking about which I like more — cookies, beer, or martinis. Then again, why limit myself and make a choice?

    1. Eat them all at the same time. It’s more fun that way 🙂

  4. I’m all for balance. Steak and a stiff Jack and Coke. Oreos with a big glass of 4 percent milk, Spaghetti with just about anything, and Fried chicken and fried okra make for perfect balance in my book.

    1. That sounds delicious. Just about anything goes with a Jack and coke. Now I’m hungry. Time to raid the fridge.

  5. Poor Gillian, pass the pudding please.

    1. With lot’s of whip cream on top 🙂

  6. Brilliant. I love this! A cookie in each hand helps balance my mood, as well.

    1. Hooray for cookies! The perfect food.

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