When I decide to do something, I go all in. And being healthy has always been very important to me. It was never too difficult for me to find exercise I enjoy and healthy food I like to eat, but figuring out exactly what is healthy was confusing.
**Disclaimer: I’m not by any means trying to lose weight. I’m simply trying to eat in a way that fuels my body so that it gives me the energy and strength I need for years to come.**
Studies seem to come out every day in favor of one food and against another. The worst is when previous beliefs are reversed i.e. eggs and avocados. What can we really believe about what’s healthy?
So I read and read and read. I even had my husband and I on this crazy 4-hour body diet that consisted of meat and vegetables (no kidding). That didn’t last too long.
Then I saw this video in relief society and it was like the clouds parted.
I’ve always thought it was amazing how the Word of Wisdom stops us from hurting our bodies with addictive substances like tobacco and alcohol, but I never paid much attention to the other stuff.
After watching the video I thought, “Yeah, why don’t I ‘eat meat sparingly’ just like we’re taught in the Word of Wisdom? Why ignore this teaching?”
And there’s actually evidence to back it up. Remember all the bad stuff about processed meat being carcinogenic? I mean, that’s pretty disturbing.
I’m not saying I’m an expert here. I’m not even saying I’m a vegetarian. I actually grew up hunting deer, so I’m pretty far from that, not to mention that I LOVE a really good burger.
But after watching this video (seriously, watch it!), I decided to take ‘sparingly’ more seriously because the health of my family matters to me and I want to more fully live this part of the Word of Wisdom.
So instead of eating meat two times a day like we have for a very long time, we’re eating it two times a week.
And the awesome part? We don’t miss it at all! Just like they say in the video, we eat food that’s often times tastier than processed bad stuff.
What do we eat exactly? This week we had a DELICIOUS meal of black bean burgers and fries. We also love rice bowls with one part rice, one part veggie (sauteed greens usually), one part bean for protein, and a yummy sauce.
Leave a comment below if you’d eat this quinoa, curried chickpea bowl!
I have to admit that my husband and I are pretty adventurous eaters, but liking certain foods doesn’t have to stop you from eating healthy. And you can still eat anything you want. You just might want to think about when you eat certain things.
I really love the 80/20 rule where 80% of the time we eat very healthy and 20% of the time we eat whatever we want. And we really go all out for that 20% sometimes. I mean, we’re in Texas!
I probably can’t say exactly what you should eat and not eat. That’s for you to decide. But maybe this video will inspire you to make some changes like it did me. I thought it was so fascinating to find a way of eating that’s inspired by revelation! What could be better than eating like that? The idea of not having to search for the right diet or figure what is and what’s not healthy changed things for me big time. I don’t worry if what I’m eating really is healthy because I know I’m following the teachings of the Word of Wisdom.