health is more than physical

*repost from my Instagram caption*

Sweet tooth? You are not alone! πŸ‘… The word "healthy" means different things to different people. Some consider healthy to be a low calorie, low fat aka no nutritional value diet, others think of healthy as eating foods that they *think* are unprocessed. It's kind of bizarre how much of a mind fuck health really is... Eat fruits & vegetables but avoid sugar? only eat carbs with protein, don't eat any dairy, avoid red meat, eggs are bad for you, being gluten-free will make you skinny... And the list goes on.. and on.. and on.

The truth is everyone's body is different and reacts differently to different foods you consume. At the end of the day, you know yourself best so don't listen to all these crazy health rumors and decide for yourself what works to fuel your body. Today I'm committing to giving up "artificial sugar" in ALL forms (bye bye gum addiction/chasing vodka w. sugar-free red bulls πŸ˜•).. This whole zero calorie or 0 fat this and that is making me crazy. Anything in the form of "0" should be frightening as it just means it's a highly processed chemical instead of REAL ingredients. I've known this for a long time but calories have always somewhat scary to me. I've come to realize that any amount of artificial/fake flavoring is actually going to end up being worse for me then just eating the real thing.

Artificial sweeteners are so toxic on the body and should not be consumed. They are known to cause inflammation of the body, increase cravings and ultimately make you GAIN WEIGHT. πŸ™…Not to mention the negative effects on your health/body in the long term.
Make conscious decisions about what you're putting in your body to fuel you. Your body is fair and will always react best to natural, whole, nutrient dense foods. Awareness is everything. Just like in every other area of your life, being "fake" doesn't get you anywhere. Eat with purpose. Health isn't just physical. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #foodforthought