Hi friends! Here with another guest post, this time by my friend Robyn of The Real Life RD. Robyn and I met at FNCE a few years ago, we were both the part of the Agents of Change program and instantly clicked over our shared love of food and intuitive eating. We’ve connected ever since and I love her no-nonsense approach to nutrition and living your best life. Enjoy this wonderful article on the idea that ‘healthy is always changing.’
Hello to all you Delish Knowledge fans – I’m a fan too and think Alex not only creates drool worthy recipes that make me want to get in the kitchen again but she also inspires others to disengage with whack diet dogma and instead eat what makes you feel GOOD. Cheers to that! While Alex is away being a boss of a new mom, I’m pumped to be taking over her awesome internet space – so thanks for trusting me with your fabulous blog Alex :)
So while there is a lot of health information out there (some true, more false) there are three things I do know to be true.
- Healthy means far more than how much green is on our plate and how many calories we burned today.
2. Two, healthy is not a static set of guidelines, rather it’s a rhythm that will ebb and flow as our lives ebb and flow.
3. We place way too high of expectations on ourselves. We can’t do it all and we weren’t made to do it all.
Maybe that means you buy frozen veggies and eggs and pre-cooked rice or some frozen meals you enjoy or if you’re like me…you order takeout or grab Chipotle instead of cramming in meal planning and grocery shopping on your weekend. Because sometimes rest is far more important than cutting vegetables and stirring quinoa.
Maybe that means you don’t eat all the vegetables and all the whole grains and clean organic non-gmo only coconut oil things. Maybe you eat what’s least stressful and most nourishing given the circumstances. Health is so much more than what’s on your plate. And if there are two things that trump eating and exercise every time…it’s getting enough sleep and taking care of yourself so you can manage your stress levels.
Maybe that means you accept imperfection, see it as a gift instead of a weakness, and be okay with doing what matters instead of doing everything perfectly. You’re doing just fine. And it’s okay to embrace your humanness.