The pressure of good food
There’s a lot going on in the world of food lately. I am a (brand new) student of nutrition myself and I find the effect that good food has on your body more than interesting. But I also feel a bit of pressure in that area. And there are many reasons why eating healthy and good stuff (meaning lots of fruits and veggies) is good for me, but today I had one of those days.
A day where the only thing I really wanted was to eat unhealthy stuff. Bags of potato chips, chocolate, maybe even MacDonalds or something similar. I didn’t but I wanted to.
And that brings me to the core of this post: there is so much conflicting information around these days that it is hard, if not impossible, to know what to eat. Should you go glutenfree? (god no!) Should you be a vegan, as plant based is the way to go? (and no more eggs??? Horror!) Should you go the ancestral way and eat paleo (again with the no gluten thing…) Should you eat raw food? (I’d probably die if I did)
And there are so many other ‘eating methods’ that I find it hard to focus on what I think is good. Because in the end that is what matters right? Not what any scientist or your mother thinks, but what you feel is right for yóur body. Which is a unique thing. No one else has your body. No one else can tell you what is good and what isn’t.
So I kind of know what works for me, but still I have these weird urges. Every once in a while I feel I need to eat everything. Usually when I’m bored and just feel I need to comfort myself. But why does that happen? Why do people feel that insane need to eat stuff that we all know is not good for us?
It beats me and I wonder if they’re gonna teach me the why of the food psychology in nutrition school…. I’ll keep you updated!