Try these food rules on for size. Be sure to take your CoQ10 supplement, BUT if it’s not the ubiquinol form, don’t bother. You need magnesium, BUT if it’s not the right magnesium, AND if it’s not taken in the right nutrient combination, then skip it. At mealtime, eat quality protein, BUT be sure to have it first. Want a peach? Go ahead … BUT don’t eat it with your meal.
Do food RULES drive you crazy?
Are you tired of reading the ANDs and BUTs of food, nutrition, fitness, and health-related info? If so, you’ll get a kick out of this quote:
(If you can’t read the graphic, it says, “If ANDs and BUTs were candy and nuts … every day would be Christmas.”)
Well then, let’s say,
Ho – Ho – HO!
Food rules used to drive me crazy. But, not any more.
First of all, food rules makes me think of a nutritional straight jacket. Think of them as tips instead. Rules are rigid. Tips are flexible suggestions.
Secondly, when I used to read various food rules (or tips), I saw them as indicators of what I’m doing WRONG. They often blindsided me. Just when I thought I “knew” something, the rules changed. The changes made me feel defeated, chastised, on the wrong track, or uninformed.
But that’s not true today.
I still read new rules every day. I’ll read new rules tomorrow. Rules haven’t changed … but I have. I’ve weeded my way through the facts and fiction. I’m confident that I’m on the right track. Not because I know I’m right, but because I know I’m doing the best I can. Isn’t that all that can be expected of me? (And, of you.) New rules can add to what I know – or replace what I’ve learned. Or I can decide it’s not helpful at all. It’s my choice. I can accept or reject.
It’s up to me.
I’m a grown-up. I get to choose.
There’s always going to be something new that I don’t know. There’s always going to be new and cutting-edge information from sources that I respect. There’s also a lot of hooey out there. Again, I get to choose. I can follow new info., or I can skip it. Sometimes I follow the “rules” and sometimes I don’t.
Being rigid about it would drive me crazy.
It’s not about being right or wrong – it’s about being open to new info. Take it or leave it. There’s always more to learn.
So, I’d better go now. I’m in a hurry. I’ve gotta go take some CoQ10 and magnesium with my protein-rich bison burger. And, perhaps a peach for dessert? (But of course, I’d wait about 3 hours after my meal 😉
Do food rules drive you crazy? Do they make you feel like you want to give up? Share your comment in the comments section below.
P.S – I used the above “rules” to add a sense of humor to this post and to get the point across. If, however, you’d like more basic information on any of the topics I’ve discussed here, the following is provided for your edification and enjoyment.