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Trying to Build A Healthy Relationship With Food

It’s the weekend lovelies and this weekend I’ve been pondering the positive and negatives of blogging and sharing my feelings online. Why? Because this past week I talked about trying to do the makeover challenge and how I lost almost 5lbs. I felt good about the choices I made which were difficult for me, although they may not have seemed that way to others. I went to McDonald’s with DH as he wanted breakfast. This time I chose something different to eat.

I know that going to McDonald’s is less than healthy. That’s what I do though, always less than healthy choices. I wanted to prove to myself that I could make better choices eating out at a fast food place. So my lunch was a cranberry bran muffin, small sundae no topping and an orange juice.

Some of the comments were a bit disheartening. My friend Anne brought up a good point about how it’s not easy, and how there are more calories in one thing than another. She’s right. When picking and choosing things to eat we don’t always know what is good for us or what is not.

One diet says my body needs 1280 calories. 128 carbs and 30 grams of fat in order to fuel my body, burn the right stuff and lose weight. Another diet says carbs are the enemy and I need only 20 carbs a day. How do I know which diet is right? How do I know what foods are good for me?

I made choices today people don’t agree with which is fine. I need to do what is right for me, and for me when I normally hit McDonald’s, I get a Big Mac, Poutine and Large Rootbeer. So, okay the cranberry muffin might be higher in sugar than I would’ve liked but I thought it was a far cry better than the Mac.

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Breakfast: This morning I chose to have a ham and cheese wrap with green peppers and cucumbers and some fruit plus a bottle of water.

Snack: An apple and bottle of water.

Lunch: Cranberry bran muffin (no butter), orange juice, 1/2 a sundae.

Snack: Roll of cucumbers and celery with ranch dip.

Dinner: Tuna and lettuce wrap with a granola bar, peanut butter on some celery on the side. Another bottle of water.

Snack: Hubby made me a fruit salad with some cut up apples, bananas, and grapes. Another bottle of water, plus a glass of ice tea with ice.

I don’t know about you but these food choices (for me) are much better choices than not eating in the morning, going and gobbling down fast food in the afternoon, and then eating two plates of spaghetti in the evening. Plus this way I’m not hungry at midnight.

Building a healthy relationship with food is important to me. I don’t know if I am doing things right but I’m going to keep on trying. I just want to feel better after I eat and feel good about the food choices I am making. Not guilty about them.

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