In our very vast vocabulary there are just a few words that I despise- three in fact. I find them really negative and harsh and wished that there were other words to use in there place. So here’s my top three:
This is not one of my favourite words at all. I’m an advocate of healthy food and balance, but to me the “D-word” just sounds so restrictive and just down right boring. To me it also suggests a temporary situation or a quick fix. Wanting to get healthy shouldn’t be about wanting to eat a certain way for a short while just to loose a few pounds, but more about a lifestyle change.
A diet is something that eventually you will stop embracing because you are tired of weighing things, counting calories, flavourless food and such. But, taking the perspective that you want to adopt a more healthier lifestyle sounds much more long term. Just making small changes in the way you think about food and view exercise can make all of the difference and far more enjoyable than stripping all everything from your meals.
Yeahhhh another “D”, what’s up with that? Resetting your body can do the world of good and I’m planning a little something like this myself in a few weeks. But, for me the word detox implies that all foods are infested with toxins and dirt, which really isn’t so. Food is beautiful. Food is enjoyable. Food is amazing!
3. Low Fat
Another annoying word! It really does berate so many delicious foods that are high in fat but are good for us, such as avocados and peanut butter. Where would we be without our beloved nut butters? Some low fat products are actually pumped full with additives and chemicals to compensate for the different taste (only in a few cases) that taking a huge portion of fat out of the original version. This for me is counter productive as the low fat product becomes more unhealthy than the initial full fat version.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Which word(s) do you really hate? Why?!
Do you share the same thoughts on my choices?