It’s Monday. And for no particular reason, I’m in the mood to talk about food. Here is my philosophy of late.
THE GOOD :: I eat really, really well about 75% of the time. When I say really, really well, I mean totally clean. And when I say totally clean, I mean, no processed foods, no sugar, no alcohol, no caffeine, no dairy, no gluten (read more about the “Six to Skip” here). You’re probably wondering what’s left. Well, mostly fruits and vegetables. Also nuts and good saturated fats (like olive oil, olives, avocados). Eating this way didn’t happen overnight. It’s been a process, and I’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way. I’ve read some great books on clean eating, have researched a bunch, and of late am loosely following the Whole Living Action Plan, at least for a few weeks. At any rate, eating this way during the week feels really good. I am sitting at a desk for hours at a time, so I don’t crave heavy foods. Eating light and clean leaves me feeling fit and lean. Truth.
THE BAD :: Okay, so you all know I love food. Which is why I can’t eat clean 100% of the time. When the weekend comes around, I break rules. Lots of rules. I sip wine and eat an entire piece of chocolate cake at 11 p.m. I have french toast for lunch, drowned in a lake of maple syrup. I savor and relish every bite of a burger, remarking how much I LOVE FOOD. I know, I know. It’s ridiculous. But really great food is a profound delight for me. So I enjoy it. Thoroughly enjoy it. I don’t feel an ounce of guilt. Sure, most of the stuff is pretty bad for me, but ALL things in moderation! No harm, no foul.
THE UGLY :: The ugly is the totally decadent, over-the-top amazing sweets that I indulge in only occasionally. For instance, a client-turned-dear-friend sent me a box of Woodhouse Chocolates for Christmas. I’m not sure that I have words to describe the deliciousness of these dark, tasty morsels. Divine? Luscious? Yeah, really, I can’t plumb the depths of these chocolates. Each one I try is more luxurious than the last. With dark chocolate shells holding creamy ganaches, each chocolate is a tiny feast for the eyes and palate. These are the treats that are to be savored, one at a time with thoughtful consideration.
What’s your food philosophy? I’m curious.