Uh-oh, so much for reality bride-to-be Catherine Giudici sticking to that strict "wedding diet" she keeps mentioning on Twitter. Furthermore, so much for her sticking to her supposed vegan diet! Sean Lowe's fiancee queried her followers, "Why is mall teriyaki so good?"
I don't know about you, but when I hear teriyaki (especially at a mall), I think meat. But maybe she was eating tofu. At any rate, veg or not, the levels of sodium and fat in that kind of food are definitely more on par with Halloween candy than anything remotely healthy. But hey, why shouldn't she live a little? Who says brides-to-be must subsist on kale and water alone!? (Well, except for Gwyneth Paltrow ...)
Extreme dieting for the Big Day is one trap, but we're all guilty of saying we can't eat this "bad" food or that we're "cheating on our diet." And none of that talk is particularly helpful. Demonizing food really isn't the key to a healthy, sustainable weight.
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Granted, there are definitely lots of foods that are the devil -- conventional candy filled with partially hydrogenated oils and food coloring, processed box foods, artificial sweeteners, and high fructose corn syrup to name a few -- but those should just be givens that we all avoid! I love the idea of zeroing in on foods that are nutritious, nourishing, that make us satiated and feel good. Ninety percent of the time, we should be eating foods that are awesome for us -- as opposed to driving ourselves crazy over foods that aren't, but that we could probably get away with enjoying once in a while.
That said, I hope Catherine had that mall teriyaki, but she could really stand to skip a side of guilt. After all, we know full well that she's going to look and feel incredible on her wedding day!
How would you describe your relationship with "bad" foods?
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