Healthy food is more than just about weight loss, fat loss and building a good figure for me. It used to be about that, which there’s nothing wrong with, but over the last few months my attitude towards food has had a total overhaul. It’s not been easy and I’d be lying if I said that regular diet adjustments hadn’t taken their toll on my body, but I’m finally getting to a healthy place with food which I absolutely love.

WHAT IS MY DIET LIKE

As you’ll know if you read my latest post, my diet has been a bit of a roller coaster since finishing the 90 Day SSS Plan. Whilst I’m still not 100% happy with what I eat, I’m definitely in a better place. I finally learned to stop restricting myself! I now eat a balanced diet which incorporates every food group, carbs included, and allows for treats a couple of times each week.

Why do I still have treats? Because I know that when I start restricting things, problems occur, and I soon find myself binge eating on a Sunday night to make up for my extreme efforts during the week.

HOW DOES MY DIET AFFECT MY BODY

Yes I eat super healthy, but no, I’m not losing weight, which is ok. I’m just about maintaining which I’m perfectly happy with. The only thing I will say, is that I can’t seem to reduce my body fat or get that ‘lean look’ with the foods that I eat. I know that if I dropped my calories slightly and reduced my carb intake, as I did on the plan, then I’d get that body back, but I know that I’ll be unhappy if I do that. Food is to be enjoyed after all.

WHY I EAT THIS WAY

I love icecream, popcorn, pizza, chocolate and prosecco as much as the next person, but I hate how junk food it makes me feel. When I was younger I could eat 3000+ calories a day and it wouldn’t affect me in the slightest, but now, it’s a whole other story.

To give you an example, Darryl and I treated ourselves to Five Guys a few weeks ago. I was healthy all day long, and then enjoyed my cheeseburger, cajun fries, vanilla milkshake and a few M&Ms. I felt ill instantly and spent the entire night in a hot sweat, feeling equally as terrible when I woke up. Ok so I may have gone a bit OTT with the cheat meal (who knew that it would cost me over 2000 calories!?), but I never would have struggled with this in previous years.

In summary, my diet isn’t a diet. It’s a way of eating which suits my body, and is totally sustainable. No it doesn’t make my skinny, or muscular, but it’s food that fuels my body for my workouts and day-to-day life, and that’s all I really need it to do. I love experimenting with healthy foods and the way it makes my body feel is incredible.

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