Throwback Thursday: 10 "Health" Foods That are Not
Posted Jan 30 2013 11:59pm
As promised, less cutesy throwback pictures and more embarrassing ones.
I was playing around on my Google Drive and I found an old blog post that I had started before I even officially had started Running for Dummies. It was an unfinished and unpublished blog post, dated July 2010. It made me realize something: I noticed how much I have changed. I wrote some things that I disagree with now, and this was only a few short years ago. It took some time and experience to get to where I am. Sometimes you don’t even realize how far you have come or how much you have changed. One thing I wrote in this blog on the topicof motivation was, “Again, with each choice the main focus is keeping your long term goals in mind. Do I want to sleep in or do I want to be fit? Do I want this ice cream or do I want to be in shape?” I realize now that I can sleep in and still be fit. I can even eat ice cream and still be in shape. It is not an either-or-choice. I talk about on this blog about my personal struggle with an all-or-nothing mentality. I realized by reading what I wrote just a few years ago, that although I still struggle, I have come a long way. My actions may not always reflect it, but at least my thinking is much more clear and balanced.
This week’s Throwback Thursday post was one that I shared on March 18, 2012 called " Ten Health Foods That are Not ."It was a well intentioned post about deceptive marketing on food packaging. To be true to my current voice, I had to do some major editing of the original post before I could share it with you again. I didn't realize how much I changed, until I read the things I wrote justa year ago. I no longer think of foods in terms of good or bad. Food is fuel. Of course, there are some foods that are better for your body than others. Of course, some foods are not ideal fuel. I am not disputing that. There certainly are foods that are not good for your body consumed in large quantities on a regular basis. My point is that these days, I try to stay far away from the disordered thinking of good and bad food.
The idea of the post is be be aware of deceptive marketing . Don't believe everything anything you read on the front on the package, only believe what you read in the nutrition facts, and more importantly in the list of ingredients.