Jason and I were in the grocery store last night and I felt myself being very, very strict about what I bought. It reminded me of when I struggled a bit with disordered eating habits. I looked at all the ingredients in everything and wouldn’t buy the items unless they met my standards. Back then my standards were low calories and little to no sugar. Of course, I didn’t give a rats ass about how much fake sweetener was in there. Now, my standards have changed. Now I care more about the product ingredients and, for certain products, whether it’s organic or not. I feel that my current habits are much healthier, but at the same time, still bordering on too restrictive.
How do people do it? How can you make sure your food is healthy without going overboard into the realm of orthorexia? Part of me is doing this because of books that I’ve read lately and movies that I’ve seen but I’m not going to lie, a big part of it is doing it to lose weight for my wedding.
I guess where I’m going is here. When you are trying to lose weight, how do you do so in a manner that doesn’t consume your life? Is it possible? Why can’t we maintain a healthy weight without resorting to scrutinizing every label or weighing every morsel? Is it bad to obsessed with eating healthy? And when you do know that it’s become an obsession?