This gross simplification of eating worries me. Nearly everywhere I see "steer clear of...." "never eat refined sugar & you'll..." and the list goes on. I know it seems like a no brain-er, and it kind of is, but sugar tastes so good! Sugar is all around us, foods often labeled as "evil" or "bad" are all around us and they're generally really good (flavor wise!). So, do you think I believe in "the best way to not...is to not.....eat refined sugar...eat gluten (this is a trap! no, no, no) Remember a previous blog post: Gluten-Free diet. Because eating is an emotional, enjoyable experience, it is not so simple to just cut foods out of your diet, and this misinterpretation causes lots of unnecessary failure and sense of defeat. I mean, there are few people who eat or choose what they eat out of physiological need alone.
How about the best way to.....be healthy.. is just to eat less! If you crave something & restrict it, it can be impossible to resist or stop thinking about. What if you run into your arch-nemesis food? Will you throw it on the floor? Or are you pressured (by cravings, yourself/peers...) to overindulge? Healthful eating is simple, but not overly simple. Eat what you crave, but treat high fat/calorie foods as a treat to indulge in occasionally. Besides we know that Coach Carr is a hypocrite &....out of touch. Don't follow his example.