The problem with potlucks is that they often fall victim to conventional expectations. Green salad and mac and cheese are almost de rigueur and, while there’s nothing wrong with these old standbys, they don’t necessarily take advantage of the best the season has to offer. So, always eager for a green challenge to foist upon my friends, I decided to host my own “sustainable” potluck this past April. The rules were simple: Dishes should be made with local, in-season ingredients (pantry items like flour, olive oil, etc., excepted).
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Ditch the dairy and try these delicious plant milks. No cholesterol, no saturated animal fat, no hormones, no cruelty.. There’s bound to one you’ll love! A wide range of them can be found in most supermarkets and health food shops these days.
145/365: Someone requested I made a post about eating disorders / depression so I painted this reminder (sorry I can’t remember who you were!!)
I just unfollowed a TON of inactive blogs and will follow all fitblrs who reblog this!
Okie dokie. So I’m seeing a recent pattern that kind of disturbs me.
A fitblr will reblog a picture of a pretty healthy selection of food, but there might be one or two things that don’t constitute as THE healthiest choice you could EVER make. Someone will then reblog it from them with an added note of “omg croissants are SO not healthy” or “ew yeah I’ll eat processed chocolate when I want to be fat, no thanks” and so on and so forth.
First of all, I had a croissant this morning. Oh crap, that means I’m no longer living a healthy lifestyle, I should probably delete my blog and retreat into a small cave with a modest amount of wall-space for pictures of my glory days.
Right. Or I could calm down, because moderation is health, and restricting myself from every food I love does not necessarily mean I am nourishing my body. Being healthy doesn’t mean you can never eat freaking white bread ever again, or never drink a soda. It means that over-all, you are making the effort to take care of your body. If you want to go that extra step and cut ALL refined sugars, ALL non-whole grains, etcetera, that’s fantastic, and you should feel really proud! But so should the person who went from eating three cups of ramen and eight cookies for lunch to eating fresh fruit and a croissant. And so should anyone who has made a conscious effort to start taking care of their body, no matter how much they have changed.
Just chill out and let people make their own choices about their health. As an added note, the amount of asks I get per day about whether something is “okay” to eat is a testament to how much food-shaming still happens in the fitblr community, even though overall this is a fantastic, supportive community. Think about it. If someone wants to eat milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate and you disapprove of this, are you ACTUALLY going to make them “see the error of their ways” by adding a note like that, or are you just going to make them feel bad about food? FOOD IS GREAT. We shouldn’t feel bad about eating the foods we love!
I’m not saying we all need to form a circle of love and eat croissants. I’m just saying to live and let live.
Friendly reminder that 99.9% of us in the fitblr community are not professionals and that we can only answer based on our experience/research and therefore you should always consult a professional (doctor, nutritionist, therapist) with serious questions.
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