Healthy eating has been something I have always been drawn to: I would always prefer fruit to cake and a salad to grilled cheese. But it was never because of knowing it was unhealthy, it was just my preference. Until it went too far. I started to get into the "dieting cycle" where I lost my preferences and love of food to dieting rules. Certain foods became "forbidden" and I was prisoner to the confines of the diet. I was in a living hell because of food. Fast forward a couple years, and I am finally eating back to my preferences without the pressure of food rules or a diet. I eat ice cream but I have my kale smoothies too, but most importantly I listen to my body and what it needs.
The reason I bring this topic up is because I find it is something all of us are familiar with and may struggle with. Maybe not to the degree I did but even "normal eaters" I hear talking about good and bad foods. I am absolutely baffled by this because I have learned there are no "good" or "bad" foods, food is food. Yes I respect everyone has their own dietary needs and preferences but generally speaking a piece of cake won't kill me and a kale salad won't save me. I have learned that our bodies are absolutley amazing: they are masters at keeping us alive. There is an equilibrium that is maintained by the body that doesn't require you to count macros (macro nutrients) or calories. Our bodies will speed up or slow down based on the amount of food we may have eaten. It doesn't discriminate wheat from white bread or nonfat to 2% yogurt. Our bodies will not make you unhealthy and it may be smarter than you think.
Nutrition is actually a very young scientifically speaking and very influenced by companies. Many people are misguided by the lack of solid information and can get very sick from listening to this information. So before you go brag to your friends about your 30 day diet or detox, think again because honestly every body is different and what works for you might not work for everyone else, it might not be doing you any good either.
However, my intention of this post isn't to change what you eat or how you eat. My intention is to educate and inspire you to learn more about your body and your nutritional needs. Everyone is different, and we shouldn't tell others what they need to eat or what they shouldn't eat. But most importantly we should not listen to just any account on the internet.
Listen to your body, it might be the answer you have been looking for.