Last week I had a reel take off that was all about carbohydrates and why they are beneficial for our bodies.
𝐂𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐠𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬…
‘𝘊𝘢𝘳𝘣𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘪𝘭.’
‘𝘖𝘯𝘭𝘺 𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘶𝘯𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘦𝘴.’
Even to the effect of ‘𝘋𝘰𝘯’𝘵 𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳.’
In all honesty, the comments got turned off real quick. Not because I don’t believe in healthy debate and discussion, but because I never want to see someone develop a fear around any one food.
Yes, as a nutritionist I logically know an apple is better for you nutritionally than a handful of skittles. Sure, if you’re diabetic, you do need to be a little more careful around the quality of carbs you’re consuming (𝘣𝘶𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘦𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘺).
But I also will forever preach that while for some people progress is choosing the apple over the skittles.
For another person, progress is enjoying the skittles instead of an apple, free of guilt and fear.
For some, reducing consumption of inflammatory oils can be incredibly impactful for our health.
For others, actually eating the funfetti cake complete with fully hydrogenated oils on their birthday and enjoying every bite is leaps and bounds of progress.
We have to see all sides.
At the end of the day, I am a supporter of making food choices that support your healthiest and happiest body, including mental, physical, and emotional health.
𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬 𝐝𝐢𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞.