I’m rolling in green, and it ain’t money. It’s the 4 different kinds of green produce I got in my FairShares bag of produce this week: lettuces, spinach, arugula and bok choy. And, I already had kale in the fridge. But, I don’t feel like eating greens right now. Or, maybe more like it – washing it, spinning it dry, making a salad, yada yada. Most days…I just want bread, red sauce and cheese. It’s funny how quarantine life can change our taste buds. And, I’ve been noticing two very different messages about eating on social media:
Intuitive eating – telling us to go for it, eat what feels right and serves your emotional and physical hunger. And, the diet-friendly, quarantine-15 camp is telling us, make healthy choices! Gaining weight just adds to quarantine stress! As you might expect me to say, I don’t feel you have to choose. Your relationship with food is personal. You’ve got a unique history with food, you’ve got different health goals. The way we eat should be tailored to that.
Personally, I take a straddle-the-fence approach. Sometimes I choose what sounds good, and sometimes I choose what I know will help me feel good (which is often the same)! But, heck yeh, quarantine life has included a lot more kale chips than kale (get the recipe), and I’m really looking forward to my IPA and pizza for tonight’s Friday night, pizza night with the hubs.
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