I get lots of questions about why I avoid certain things in the food I eat. Since it’s such a common question I decided to write about it.
First, let me say I now follow the 80/20 rule, which means I allow myself to eat what I want if I REALLY want it. I used to be more stringent, but it was stressing me out! That being said, as I’ve come to love the taste of real, nourishing food, rarely do processed foods, sugar, and sweets sound good. If I have dessert, it typically has ingredients I’m comfortable consuming. There are times, like traveling, when it’s almost impossible to completely avoid nasty ingredients. I do my best to pack healthy snacks, but sometimes on a road trip, a convenience store snack sounds good 🙂 Continue reading