Most of you will recognize the french fries in the top photo, but you may not recognize the second photo… it is spaghetti squash – 41 calories for a one cup serving and can be eaten with spaghetti sauce, melted cheese, or a number of other toppings. I LOVE french fries, but, surprisingly, I am also learning to love things such as spaghetti squash. It take time, but it does make such a difference.
I find I feel SO much better when I choose the healthier foods over the junk foods. That said, it can be grueling to muster up the willpower to resist the junk food, particularly during pms, or high stress times. Yet, I do find that when I am able to guide myself towards the healthier options it is easier for me to wade through the various stressors that I encounter along life’s path. There will ALWAYS be a stressor of some sort, there will ALWAYS be an excuse or reason to choose the junk food (or “comfort” food). Often these reasons are also the critical reasons for us to choose the healthier path. If we are sad or stressed or sick, all the more reason to gravitate towards options that will refuel us.
Today, 207 days ’til 40, I continue to challenge myself to choose healthier eating options. There will be days when I am more successful than others – as long as I have more successes than failures I am on the right path. I hope you are too!