Welcome to a lunch date with the super healthy and feeling super unhealthy.
I wanted to share this with you so that you can appreciate the different levels of healthiness that we all inspire to be. There will be some of you out there that eat healthy the majority of the time, those that would rather starve than eat something that is not 100% Paleo or those of you that choose just to give up booze and processed foods.
There is nothing wrong with being any of those. I have a chocolate addiction, Pepsi addiction and don’t get me started about my love for Ben & Jerry’s. But I also eat more vegetables than I have ever done in my life and hardly have any processed foods in my life. I also honour the “majority rule” where the majority of my food will be super healthy Paleo and I am proud of what I now eat.
There was once upon a time when I lived out of the freezer of ready meals, with frozen pizzas and chicken dippers being among my favourites. I used to also eat way too many crisps, have cereal or buttery toast for breakfast and never ever drink water.
So I have come a long way indeed.
I am really proud of the transformation but when you look at others and what they have achieved instead and how they were just born healthy it makes you wonder if you are really that healthy after all.
I had never really been around someone that was healthier than me for some time. Everyone that I know loved their processed foods, or had a habit of driving more wine than they should. So here I was with someone that was better than me and offered me something to live up to.
They lived a life of lots of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, plus plenty of nuts and seeds. On top of this they grew lots of their own fruit and vegetables something that I have always wanted to do but never quite got around to it.
They served the most amazing herbal tea that was so good I just couldn’t believe that it was good for you and came off a plant. It was so good I could give up Pepsi forever for this amazing drink!
I also looked in their fridge (well while they had it open) and it was full of amazing nutritious food and the only thing close to unhealthy in their life was their 80% dark chocolate.
It really got me thinking and made me realise that I needed to up my game 🙂