There’s a disclaimer at the bottom of this page for a reason. While I do my best to share accurate information that will never be harmful to myself or others, I cannot possibly know the long-term implications of eating processed foods. Many choose to eat organic/whole foods leaving processed foods behind, but is that realistic for me today? Nope…not quite.
I eat more unprocessed foods today than I have in my entire life, but I still like potato chips from time to time. I also like yogurt, cereal and tons of other foods that have been processed in some fashion. Do I eat it everyday? Not all of it, no…but I do eat processed foods on a regular basis.
My idea of health does stretch beyond weight-loss, but I have a long way to go. And I don’t know if I could do it if my goal was to be perfect or to give up everything I’ve ever liked eating. That’s not realistic for me. I believe in moderation which is what has taken me as far as I’ve come. I know that some will disagree, but in my world it’s better to eat the 1 point smoothie that I shared with you yesterday than to eat a serving of Ben & Jerry’s (no offense boys..it tastes great.) They’re both processed and equally satisfying, but the smoothie has two servings of fresh fruit. And I can enjoy it while reaching my weight-loss goals.
So I’m no a doctor or a scientist, but I understand that processed foods are not as good for me as natural foods. And while I’ve cut out a substantial portion of processed garbage, I’m not ready to let it go completely. I’m not sure if I’ll ever reach a point in which I refuse to eat low-fat cheese.
All I can do is what I believe is best for me. Ultimately, that’s what this blog is about. It’s not about preaching to anyone to do what I do. It’s about keeping myself accountable from day to day while exploring my thoughts and ideas regarding weight-loss. I’m doing my best today, and that’s enough for me.
How do you feel about processed foods? Are they part of your everyday life? If not, when did it change for you?