I ate cookie dough last night. :) I hadn't had some in a while and it was every bit as good as I remembered it! Plus, this was the super good kind - totally from scratch, white sugar, white flour, chocolate chips and all. :p
It's taken me a lot of trial and error to figure out what healthy eating regime/diet to follow in this modern world but I love the 90/10 principle.
What's that? It's so simple, really! Make healthy choices 90 % of the time and the other 10 % - eat what you want!
I love it because it gives me the freedom to enjoy parties / events, and splurges with friends and family without making me feel like I'm doing something bad. It's like you can release and simply have fun in the moment because the goal is not to be perfect 100 % of the time (impossible, btw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
What your 90 % looks like (or whatever your goal is) will look different from other people's diet so don't compare yourself. We are all so different!
Your body is a machine (amazing!) so I encourage you to individualize your diet for what works for you and to eat for life. Stop listening to the hype- if you are fine with good quality dairy products by all means enjoy! But, if you're constantly fighting mucus you may want to look into laying off for a bit and see if things change and how you feel.
Listen. Your body is constantly sending you messages. :)
I like to look at my body as a house. A house for my soul. You take care of your house (or car), right? Cleaning, replacing old boards, polishing, decorating, etc. Of course! How much more our bodies! We're not here forever peoples so let's be good stewards.
Have you found a healthy balance with food?