Just want to clear up about the pizza comment I made in my last post – that pizza has “no nutritional value”. The pizza I am talking about is the pizza that you normally get when you go out which is usually a lot of white bread (crust) with greasy cheese, a small swirl of tomato sauce, and a sprinkle of veggies. I think we can all agree that this is not the healthiest option. Tasty, yes. Healthy, not so much. Am I saying I never have the unhealthy kind? No. But I don’t have any delusions that it is good for me.
I am not referring to the pizza that you make at home or a more gourmet option with lots of great toppings and good quality ingredients (which mine happened to be last night, though I didn’t know it would be when I was planning my day). Clearly these types have more nutritional value than what I described above.
I also want to be very clear that in this blog I am not laying out a diet that anyone should follow. I am simply sharing what I am eating and products I am researching.
Actually, I don’t believe in diets. I believe the best way to eat is the way that works for you, your body, and your lifestyle – the way that makes your feel the happiest and the healthiest. Every body is different; there is no one way of eating that is right. And I don’t ask any of my clients to do what I do. My goal is to help them find a way of eating that works for them and makes them happy while at the same time improving their health.
What I do works for me. I feel great – I feel satisfied and happy, and it keeps me healthy which is what I want from my food. So someone else might look at it and think it is “strict”, but I don’t experience it that way at all. I feel like I have a lot of variety and I never put any foods off limit to myself, I can eat whatever I want whenever I want. But I am also nutritional counselor, so of course I am going to have an eye towards the nutritional value and the quality of what I eat, it’s the nature of the biz.
Point is, I am sharing my experience and my opinions. If it helps, great. If not, then that’s cool too. I am happy if my experience gives you ideas or inspiration as so many other blogs have given me. But in the end, I am sure you know what is best for you.