Posted: Aug 6, 2013
I hear it all the time – “I was bad; I had [insert unhealthy food here].” Sure, if you are eating empty-calorie foods as often as or more often than nutritious healthy foods it’s an issue, but occasionally indulging in a piece of rhubarb pie or decadent chocolate cake is one of life’s great pleasures. Doing so doesn’t make you a bad person and you shouldn’t worry that your friendly neighbourhood dietitian will be upset with you. If they are, they’re not being sincere as everyone - including dietitians - has unhealthy foods that they enjoy from time to time. My favourite – vanilla cake topped with vanilla icing!
What I’m saying is that the majority of your diet should be comprised of whole, fresh, nutritious foods but it’s important to include treats as well. How often and how much is up to the individual; whatever amount you feel is needed to not feel deprived and to live and enjoyable, sustainable life.