When people hear I don’t eat dairy, wheat or sugar, they always ask, What do you Eat? I tell them everything! Seriously I love food and I don’t feel deprived at all, simply healthier! I have learned that healthy food CAN taste good and is good for you while junk food, while it may taste good is NEVER good for you!
I practice the 90/10 rule. 90% of the time I am super clean in what I eat. I mix in 10% of those old comfort foods that regardless of who you are you crave! For me those things would be pizza or gluten free bagels, french fries or even dare I say it the occasional hot dog! Sweets are also in this category. Even tho I don’t eat refined sugar, I still bake cakes and cookies and other recipes from my cookbook that use honey or agave for sweetener.
By eating clean (organic, healthy, greens, beans and grains) 90% of the time, I can indulge when I want with what I want, make sense?
We live in a world FULL of unhealthy choices and most of us grew up with unhealthy choices so I think to be sustainable it’s ok to indulge now and again to feed those feelings. You might find, once you recognize why you crave something, you will stop craving it!
So take heart, live healthy and be happy!