Are you overwhelmed about all the “healthy” food bombing your feed? If yes, It’s completely normal, I am too. From different social media platforms to conversations with clients/friends where their first reaction it to think that avo on toast is healthy and they stop eating what sometimes we denominate incorrectly as “crap food”. Let’s re-think it:
A common burger: bread, meat, cheese, tomatoes, onion and salad. There is nothing wrong with it, eat a burger once a week if it makes you happy. Now, if you add ketchup, mayonnaise, a side of deep fried chips, bacon, deep fried onion rings and a couple of fizzy drinks or alcohol…the history changes.
An traditional pizza: sourdough bread base and quality toppings (cheese, veggies and/or meats). It’s one of the most balanced meals you can have. However, if you consume it at chains/restaurants where it was frozen before, using industrial processed bases, low quality industrial and processed toppings…..you can expect a storm of sugars, chemicals and others again the category come closer to “crap food”.
I could continue with the list like mexican food, kebabs, etc. Perhaps the best way to approach this issue is to apply three rules:
- KIS – Keep it simple. If you can understand all the ingredients, great, if it’s a basic combination of them, 3-5 main ingredients better, if you can avoid extra sauces, sides and condiments even better.
- Natural vs processed. To know where your ingredients are coming from will facilitate the decision to stop eating them. Face the reality of the food industry.
- The 80/20 rule. Allow a 20% of your meals to be satisfaction. Read more.
Hopefully this post is making you think and a bit more happy in your meals.