If I asked you what your current eating habits/patterns are like, what would you say?
Would you say ‘its pretty good’……?
I’m willing to wager it’s what I call very ‘British’…..
What I mean by this is that it may look like a bit like this:
>Breakfast: if you do have it (because you are often in a rush or just don’t fancy eating first thing), it’s toast, made & eaten, on the run or maybe cereal.
>Lunch: sandwich, crisps, maybe a sneaky bar of chocolate or a few sly biscuits.
>Dinner: cooked meal.
>Snacks: fruit or maybe an additional bar of choccy…
Am I right?
If this isn’t you, I bet it there was a time when it was you?
Whilst the above isn’t necessarily wrong or bad…it’s far from optimal.
I blame the parents……
Seriously! We are all a nation of bread lovers, we are raised on bread, bread plays such a massive role in most peoples diets….however there are alternatives!
I believe its important to not label foods as bad or good, and prefer to look at it as making good or bad choices……..
…….for example having birthday cake isn’t bad, if it’s your birthday, but smashing birthday cake everyday isn’t a great choice!
Bread certainly isn’t the enemy, but likewise I’m yet to meet anyone who has reduced/cut down their daily intake of bread & felt worse.
When it comes to looking at a realistic eating pattern, I’m all about variety & choice.
There is more to your life & your routine than toast & sandwiches.
For more information, or if you’d like to know how to make some realistic choices, give me a shout.
Until the next time,
Tristan ‘kingsmill’ Buttle.
P.S – Sandwich thins are a way of reducing caloric intake from bread, admittedly they are smaller, but serve well as a lighter alternative, with typically no more than 99kcal per thin.