Chris Bridger26 Comments
November 29, 2015
While I do agree with there being good and bad foods, I also think that a very small amount of what you fancy (if you can just have a little and not want to binge!) is also a healthy balance for mental wellbeing. I don’t like to feel deprived when training, I like to feel as if I am still living my life. But then I am not overweight, just maintaining.
I totally agree and that is an excellent point. I myself indulge here and there. I think the key thing to remember is to savoir the treats or “cheat meals” as they are sometimes called. Really look forward to them and reward yourself, this doesn’t mean over do it and have a blow out. It’s OK to really enjoy your treats and use them as a reward for yourself. Thanks for sharing great comment Christina!
I was just thinking the same, Christina! Cutting out the bad foods entirely could be enough to make a person go crazy. But the video is still super informational. Clean eating feels so good, and sometimes it even makes the bad foods no longer appealing!
That’s a great point I think after awhile its different for everyone of course, our bodies know when we have something bad and it lets us know about it!
I veer toward clean eating, still have grains such as rice and oatmeal however thinking like they just have to go because of bloating. Usually from midday onward I am feeling fat around my middle and not in the good shape I should be.
Perhaps those grains, you might be intolerant to them, try excluding them from your diet for a week and see if your bloating improves. Also keeping a food diary might help.
It wasn’t until I lost 50 pounds and started eating better that I realized how bad the bad foods made my body feel. My body feels sluggish and I feel like a ate a brick. Although the bad food can taste really yummy, we pay for it later!
Well done and congratulations on the 50 pound weight loss! all in moderation and balance. Thanks for sharing Kelly!
I have always had a hard time understanding the concept of good vs. bad fats but this video made a lot of sense to me and cleaned some things up. Thanks for sharing.
Happy to hear you found it helpful Maddie!
Thank you for this great video. I understand better the differences between good and bad foods. You certainly make a good of valid points there. Being a vegan, I certainly don’t think meat belongs in the “good” category, but I agree with most of the items on the “bad” one. Sugar is a worse one to me, especially the highly processed and refined sugar found in every processed food and beverages (soda should be banned from this planet). I try to use as much as I can natural sugar like organic Agave or maple syrups.
Good point Lilly, I think meat is something that divides people for me it all depends on the source and the quality, I think being open to different approaches is Important I know a lot of vegans and they are very healthy. Sugar is something we all need to be aware of. Thanks for sharing!
I agree with Christina’s comment….don’t completely eliminate the “bad” food….use it as a reward or “cheat” meal or snack. But the key is moderation….and people just can’t say no and that’s when the binging starts. It takes a while to get into that mindset, but when you’ve gotten there, your body will feel so much better. And to be honest, I don’t have a lot of reward or cheat days because the food just doesn’t appeal to me anymore.
That’s a great point because once we start to feel better by eating better it’s important to “lock in” that feeling. Same goes for when you do eat some crappy food the body seems to react in a more noticeable way bring back all those crappy feelings. Thanks for sharing Piper.
I started eating a clean detox diet and it changed my life! Processed foods and sugar just aren’t good for you. When I stopped eating them, it was hard but after a week or so I didn’t miss them. Now, it’s not even to say I don’t eat a slice or really good chocolate cake every now and then but I just feel so much better when I don’t. Thank you for giving me more information. I try to learn as much as I can.
No problem Jessica glad you are learning and applying the information i am sharing and congratulations on your results!
I believe in eating health and making the best food choices I can. I always have to think about how food will make me feel before I make my choice. Sometimes I just really have to have some chocolate so I make sure I don’t over do it and just have a little. If it’s enough to satisfy me, then I won’t binge on it later. The trick is to not deny yourself everything but still to stick with the main plan.
So true Kim, as soon as we restrict what we can and cant have its all we think about. So I recommend not to give it up, but use it as a powerful motivator to reward your self. Having a reward system in play makes the entire process of learning and staying consistent so much easier. And I indulge too, but i don’t fixate on it, its just part of living and enjoying life. Thanks for sharing!
Oh I definitely do a cheat meal once a week. The key is to enjoy it and not feel guilty about it. That being said, it’s one meal and not a whole day of eating junk. I always plan exactly what I am going to have. It really helps me stay focused on eating extra good for the next few days after.
Good point Jennifer, My thoughts exactly. Its a treat not and opportunity to pig out or go off the rails. Having a plan too must help out alot. Thanks for sharing!
I do a cheat day once a week, but I may want to cut that down to just one meal, aha! It usually is just dinner, though, or else I’d feel bloated and lethargic all day. Great post!
Great work Christina, sounds like you are on the right track!
I think that, while there are definitely good and bad foods, there’s no hurt in having bad foods in moderation from time to time. I’m sure with your health knowledge you would agree that occasionally treating yourself is important and restricting yourself completely is no healthier than not restricting yourself at all. Great post/video, very informative!
Very informative Chris. I’ve let myself indulge in the bad column for a few weeks, and its amazing how quick the weight piles on, and I feel so unhealthy and lethargic. I’ll head back over to the good column ?
Thanks Hayley for the kind words, Its very easy to let the bad food creep in. Once we know and can catch ourselves its much easier to correct course, thanks for commenting!
Such a good point: grain fed meat as opposed to grass fed. Poor coeliac suffering people thinking they are OK eating meat but react not knowing it is what the animals were fed that can lead to a reaction. It all makes sense. Thank you.
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