You’ve probably read a lot on tumblr about different attitudes to food. Whether to calorie count or not. Whether or not to eat dairy, gluten, meat, carbs. 100% healthy or 80/20 flexibility. You’ve probably noticed a resounding approval for avocados, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, oatmeal, green tea and bananas.
The best approach I have found is 80% clean eating, and 20% whatever I like. But that’s just what’s working best for me.Some people find that if they give themselves that 20% leeway they can’t help but go completely overboard. 100% works best for them. Some people find they need to track their calorie intake, and that level of organisation helps them feel in control. You need to find what’s right for you.
Don’t force yourself to drink green tea if you just think it tastes like hot grass. Don’t use banana as a butter replacement in your muffins if you hate banana. Find food that you love. This will make eating healthy so much easier and more enjoyable.
You’ve heard the famous fitblr saying “this isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle” - that means long term. Don’t force yourself to take on a lifestyle you hate. Life is too short. Find what works for you - find what makes you happy.
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Part of my Beautiful Health series.