Some people after finding out that I study nutrition, are extremely suprised when they find me indulging in a yummy treat, and relieved that I dont eat "perfectly"all the time. The thing is, is that being healthy doesn't mean never treating yourself to something delicious, and can even become a point of obsession and may even turn into an eating disorder when you place all this pressure on yourself to ALWAYS eat clean or a certain "healthy" way. When I was a teenager, I certainly placed a lot of pressure on myself to eat a certain way, which did in fact lead into an extremely vicious eating disorder that lasted a few years, and I got to the point of nearly being hospitalized. This restriction and pressure is definitely not healthy for your body OR mental health, and I certainly would not wish that experience for anyone. .
Eating healthy doesn't need to be so restrictive , and i would say the most important thing to remember when choosing what to eat is to ask yourself- Does this nourish my body? How does this food make me feel? More energised or drained? ... And make your food decisions based around this type of thinking. And of course, if you feel like a treat, go ahead and treat yourself. The key here is moderation- dont deprive yourself so much that when you do eat a treat it ends up going from one biscuit to a whole pack , plus a block of chocolate and pack of chips 🤣.
The photo here is of my recipe Choc Tahini brownie. A good option for a treat as it has lots of nutrient packed ingredients (just dont eat the whole lot at once , remember moderation is key! 😂). DM me if you would like the recipe