When to Eat Clean and When to Eat Chocolate
Making better food choices gets easier the longer you do it. But I’m happy to admit that I do love an occasional foray into unhealthy food. Any of my friends and family will tell you that at a party, I’ll be the first to say yes to a slice of chocolate cake and a glass of wine!
Does this make me a hypocrite? I don’t think so, in fact I like to think I’m the exact opposite! I don’t pretend to eat clean 100% of the time, in fact I go out of my way to make it clear that moderation is absolutely key to maintaining a healthy and sustainable, clean-eating lifestyle.
Just in case you need some help, here is my list of situations in which clean-eating is not the answer:
– Your six year old daughter has made you a chocolate birthday cake, decorated with smarties (some of which have been licked), and dusted with a well-timed sneeze.
– You arrive at a wedding reception to find that there is a chocolate fountain that is bigger than you.
– You win a golden ticket to visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.
– You are given a Lindt Dark Chocolate Easter Egg (bit of an unintentional chocolate theme going on here).
… and some situations in which clean-eating is the only answer:
– Monday mornings – without fail, unless you’re on holiday.
– When you realise your muffin top has gotten out of control and your top trouser button pops off during an important meeting.
– The morning after the morning when you had a hangover (not the actual hangover morning as that would be ludicrous).
– When someone tells you that clean-eating is a dangerous fad and that although you look really healthy you’re probably doing something terrible to your insides.
– When you see a viral Facebook photo of a decade’s old McDonalds burger that hasn’t aged a day.
I hope that helps.
Ps. if you do win that golden ticket, I’ll buy it off you!