I decided a few years back to start eating as healthy as possible. Since March I cut also meat from my meals and I left only fish. This decision was so easy and I don’t consider as diet, just my way of eating healthy. I don’t have the gallbladder anymore so eating meat was always with pills after, because I didn’t feel so good after. Not eating meat means not taking those pills anymore and it feels great.
What is the definition of diet? Diet can refer to two things: “the kinds of foods a person habitually eats” or, “a special course of food to which a person restricts them, either to lose weight or for medical reasons”.
Dietitian Felicity Curtain says that following restrictive weight-loss diets that call for you to measure precise portions or omit whole foods or meals is quite different to eating a healthy diet, which she views as more about balance (unless you have to restrict certain foods for medical reasons).
“Unless that diet offers you long-term solutions and provides you with extra knowledge and teaches you how to cook healthy foods to fit into your lifestyle, it’s not going to work long term,” says Curtain, who is a spokesperson for the Dietitian’s Association of Australia.
By contrast, she says healthy eating is about, “incorporating little healthy habits that become second nature, and make a really big difference to your health in the long term”.
“It’s framing health as a larger thing than just your weight,” she says.
Even my friends tell me I am on a diet because I don’t eat meat I am not thinking like that. I choose to eat food that makes a big difference to my health in the long term. Also, I choose not to eat food that hurts my health in the long term.
I choose the beast food for me. I still eat donuts but are healthier than the ones other eat.
I still eat desserts, but are not with process sugar. I use maple syrup, agave or honey.
Healthy eating for me is focusing on all the healthy foods. And I can tell you that I have more energy and I feel great. I am also running and that makes me feel even greater.
Not eating meat made me discover other legumes that I forgot about them and is a shame. Now my eating is do diverse and I love it.
I was never on a diet but I always tried to eat healthy. Recipes with fruits and vegetables as raw as possible, soups, legumes and salad are one of the beast way to eat healthy.
Stay healthy and enjoy food and cooking!