I used to think “healthy” mean’t sugar-free, fat-free and low calorie. Splenda was a biggy for me, I used it in everything, for me, it seemed like the lower the macro’s, the better it was for me. That all changed when I realized that healthy eating was none of that. Healthy eating to me is whole, unprocessed foods that are intended to properly fuel my body, not starve it of vital nutrients. Here’s a look back at what I used to eat.
Breakfast: I used to eat a fat-free yogurt and cool whip “parfait” layered with lots of sugary cereal.
Lunch: this would typically consist of a 100 calorie sandwich thin spread with Nutella and reduced fat peanut butter. I would also have some baked lays low-fat chips.
Snack: As soon as I got home from school I would typically make something that I am very ashamed of today, a “cool-whip” bowl that would consist of 1/2 cup of cool-whip and more sugary “low fat” cereal. I know it’s disgusting.
Dinner: This was the only actually “healthy” meal for me. The only difference is now I eat more veggies and protein and less carbs such as white bread and white pasta.
Snacks: the other snacks during the day consisted of 100 calorie packs, sugar-free jello and pudding, special K bars and other processed crap that I would never touch now.
Looking back, I am so disgusted on what I used to eat, processed foods with an ungodly amount of chemicals and preservatives, good thing I haven’t eaten that way in 4 years, and I haven’t look back! (or touched cool whip since!)
Thanks to Jenn for hosting!