A few months ago, I did an interview with Health Media Today, you can read it here. Carolyn highlight’s some great bloggers and I came across Lindsey’s interview - A Running Tale shares her Fitness and Nutrition Tips. She was asked a question that made me think about MY food philosophy.
Question for Lindsey: What is your philosophy about food and nutrition?
Lindsey’s Response: I have a couple “rules” – I follow the 80/20 rule, being that I aim to eat clean, unprocessed foods 80% of the time, and the other 20% is about enjoying life, and eating ice cream and cookies! While I try to stick to the 80/20 idea, I do not force it to the point where I am avoiding social outings or not enjoying life because of it.
So what is Piper’s Run food philosophy?
For me, I feel like I (we-my family) fall into the 80/20 rule of eating clean, vegan for my husband/60% vegan for me and Lilly, struggle a little with unprocessed foods but try our best. The other 20% is definitely spent on chocolate: Jr. Mints, Mint chocolate, ice cream only in the summer, home-made almost always vegan cookies/brownies/pies depending on family dinners/special events etc.
I never really thought about my food philosophy until I read this article.
I’ve always tried to eat healthy foods throughout the day, buying local is important to me and indulging in the not-so-good-for-you foods in the evening – once I’ve had my fill of healthy foods.
During both pregnancies I’ve focused a lot on healthy eating and making sure I am getting the right amounts of food. But I am not depriving myself of the bad stuff either. If I did, I would probable just over eat the bad stuff. It’s also why I make working out/exercising/physical activity (whatever you want to call it) a priority in my life – to balance out any bad foods I’ve eaten and try to live healthy.
Balancing being a full-time working (outside of the home) mom, a vegan husband, a picky toddler who’s starting to branch out more and also being pregnant has made it challenging when it comes to preparing meals. I’ve taken advantage of many Pinterest boards to find new things to make and to challenge myself to find healthy and creative options for my family.
So, what’s your food philosophy?
Do you meal plan?
Make the same foods each week / every two weeks?
Indulge in bad foods often?
How often do you try new recipes?