If you are like most people, depriving yourself of all your favourite foods in an effort to kick start your journey to a healthier version of yourself it doesn’t work! Crash diets also don’t tend to work because of this reason.
So what is the solution?
Well, I used to LOVE fatty foods and indulge in them quite regularly. They were my comfort food, my treat foods, my Friday night football foods, my dinner out foods, my happy foods…the pies, pizzas, chips, pastas, sandwiches, burgers, cakes and much more were always a part of my diet.
Unfortunately fueling myself on these non-nutrient dense, sugar, chemically processed foods, eventually cost me my health and I was forced to change what I ate. So, I did what I knew how to do and ate my version of “healthy foods” which was just the same old salads, vegetables and protein. This soon became quite boring and I really struggled with my cravings and with finding the joy in nourishing my body.
Surely I couldn’t eat like this for the rest of my life I thought?
I then started to think of alternatives for all my favourite foods and how I could create a dish that would satisfy my taste buds and provide me with the nourishment I needed to heal.
What I discovered?
Healthy meals CAN be tasty, exciting and nourishing all at the same time! Getting creative and experimenting in the kitchen was the best way for me to keep on track with my diet and learn to nourish my body in a way that was completely fulfilling on all levels. Through trial and error, perseverance and a lot of fun, I was able to come up with healthier, nourishing, nutrient jam packed recipes for all of my favourite foods! Click here for one of my recipes for a healthier version of Shepherd’s Pie.
What are some of your favourite healthy ‘cheat food’ recipes? Please share in the comments below.
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