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 🙂