Can I be frank? Actually, I’m Heather, but I’d like to be frank with you in this article and not beat around the bush.
I’m so tired of diets that tell people they can’t eat certain foods like bread, ice cream, fruit, and/or breakfast. These diets frustrate me because as soon as we tell ourselves, “you can’t eat that…it’s not on our “approved” food list,” that seems to be all we think about. So to prove a point, I took a picture of one of the commonly forbidden foods: a flour tortilla from a recent breakfast I ate. Yes – this is an article about tortillas. Kind of…
I have a confession…I ate a flour tortilla. My breakfast burrito was in a flour torilla.
Yup. Glad I got that off my chest.
Isn’t “white flour” bad? Aren’t healthy people supposed to choose whole wheat first? Or corn over flour torillas?
But dog gone ‘it, I prefer flour torillas over corn. They hold together so much better and I think they taste better too!
I do have to admit….the whole grain tortillas like corn or whole wheat do have more fiber, nutrients, and health protecting plant compounds. But for today, I chose a flour tortilla and I LOVED IT!
Instead of stressing about what type of tortilla I ate, I’ll focus on achieving my water goal, getting in 1-2 fruit servings and 3-4 veggie servings today, and take my multivitamin/fish oil. I’ve already gotten in some exercise today too.
Maybe next time I’m grocery shopping I’ll look for the whole wheat tortillas and bring a package home. But for now, we’ll enjoy our flour tortillas until they’re gone.
At Simple Strategies, our goal is to help people stop stressing about the nutritional restrictions society and social media places on us. Doesn’t it feel like being able to choose healthy requires the time commitment of a part time job sometimes? Let’s put the kibosh on that and make achieving health goals simpler.
Simple Strategies will be a leader in the “undiet movement.” Let’s stop focusing on what we can’t eat, and instead focus on the abundance of healthy foods that can help us have renewed energy. When we’re around those “not so healthy choices,” if we decide to enjoy them we’re going to stay mindful of moderation. Slow down and enjoy every bite. Savor the tastes and textures of all kinds of foods.
Are you tired of feeling restricted from past diets? Choose a new path in 2019 and join Simple Strategies!