So the Presidential Election…that happened. I’m not a fan of giving unsolicited opinions about politics, so I won’t. While I do love talking politics with open minded people, I prefer to do it face to face. That being said…we can all agree that our leaders have a big job cut out for them, and even if we don’t support all of their ideologies and goals, we should give them a credit for taking on the job of leading our country and pray that they will be guided wisely to do what’s best for the nation both domestically and globally.
On a lighter note, guess who finally remembered to take pictures of her food? Yep, me. Finally. Many thanks to the mastermind Jenn for creating What I Ate Wednesday and to Arman for hosting this week.
The term “health” is so darn confusing, friends.If I had a nickle for every piece of “healthy” living advice I’ve read and heard, I would be a rich woman, which would be nice…because college.
Healthy living shouldn’t be that complicated. Eat body nourishing foods, mostly plants, but eat soul nourishing foods too, in moderation. Be stewards of the planet. Move your body. Love other people.
If it seems so simple, why is it something that is contested and argued about? My theory is that because health has become a quote-on-quote religion, we’ve given food and excerise a much higher place then they deserve. That complicates things. Another issue is the money involved in the marketing of “health food” products, diet pills, workout equipment, nutrition supplements, etc, etc. The truth gets blurred when manufacturers look to profit from selling their stuff to innocent consumers who are trying to live healthfully.
The last point, is that health looks different for everyone. I say this often, so forgive me for being redundant.
” Everyone has a wonderfully unique body. Take care of it in a way that best suits you. “
You might be a runner, weight lifter, walker, pilates-er, yogi, hiker, or dancer. You might also be a vegan, vegetarian, gluten free eater, paleo, low-FODMAP, plant-based, HCLF, ITFYM, or someone who eats intuitively. Healthy is a relative term, unique for everyone.
Your definition of healthy will probably change too. That’s okay. It’s not meant to be obsessed about and overthought.
In the words of Michael Pollan (who I would marry, if that wasn’t creepy and illegal…),
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants.”
It’s all about balance y’all.
Bye loves ❤
Tell me something yummy you ate today.
How do you view health?
Why do you think being healthy is so complicated?