OK…so in the beginning of my health and fitness journey, I was ALL about “diet” foods. Diet soda, crystal light, diet this and that, basically anything that had no calories but could satisfy my cravings. However, over time when truly looking at the nutritional content of these items I was appalled. They really ARENT good for you AT ALL! Which most of you definitely know by now, or you should!
So I began my transition, weening myself off diet coke and coke zero (my weakness), and not consuming foods which were advertised as “diet” or “light”.
Can I tell you, I felt a MILLION times better. No more insulin spikes or cravings, it was liberating! If you haven’t already tried to cut these items out I HIGHLY recommend it. There’s just something so satisfying about not having cravings for these foods, a new found freedom!
So here is where my WTF moment came today…I was browsing one of my favorite websites Muscle and Fitness Hers, when I came to find a section on nutrition which went through items that you should consume to lean out. One of their recommendations was to eat/drink DIET foods!
Now I know that the goal of that website isn’t necessarily upholding a holistic lifestyle and consuming foods that are not processed or contain aspartame… so maybe I shouldn’t be SO surprised….
But from what I’ve read and rumors I’ve heard about the adverse effects of consuming diet products, I have made my best effort for a full lifestyle change to avoid them! So I was kind of disappointed when one of the ways the website suggested to cut down was to consume diet products…How about cutting soda out of your lifestyle? Or consuming more water! Which is an issue for most people!
I don’t know, just found it pretty unfortunate that a well known website would promote use of diet products when we truly do not know the effects that diet products have on our bodies as of yet.
Sorry to have a ranty Sunday! Using today as a recovery and stretch day since I am sore from my Friday run/workout and Warrior Dash! 🙂
Hope everyone is enjoying the day!