“Food may be essential as fuel for the body, but good food is fuel for the soul.” -Malcolm Forbes
Happy Week of Thanksgiving Three to Five Tribe! I hope you all spend the upcoming holiday surrounded by family, football, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and of course, good food.
Out of the countless Whole30 meals mixed with non-Whole30 moments, I have learned one valuable lesson that stands out above the rest, which I also thought would be perfect to share right before the Thanksgiving holiday later this week.
Worth It versus Not Worth It
After completing four Whole30’s this year and continuing to live a Whole30 life, I have learned what foods are #worthit and what foods are #notworth it.
Many of us will be traveling home this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. Once there, we will be surrounded by lots of food options. Our inner health nuts and wellness warriors may send us into analysis paralysis. You may find yourself asking: “Are those green beans organic or conventional?” “Are the mashed potatoes and gravy Whole30 approved?” “Is there sugar in the pumpkin pie?” #analysisparalysis
Although these are legitimate questions, do not complicate things. #keepitsimplesweetheart Instead, ask yourself the simple question, “Is this food worth it or not worth it.”
The boxed crackers on the cheese and cracker tray, the ones you can buy at the store any day of the week – not worth it. Dad’s homemade stuffing – worth it! An assortment of store bought cookies – not worth it. Grandma’s homemade pecan pie – worth it!
Everyone’s definition of “worth it” will be different, but if it is something not so special, just follow Cameron Diaz’s lead…
However, when you DO find a food that makes you go weak in the knees and has you salivating at the very thought of it, then you follow Kate Hudson’s lead…
Savor every single bite and do not let one ounce of guilt come over you because you know the food you deemed “worth it” is a special treat to be enjoyed.
Remember, food is fuel for the body, but some foods are just good for your soul.
Have a Happy (and safe) Thanksgiving everyone!
Live Healthy, Happy, & Fabulously,