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EAT MORE FOOD: My Anti-Deprivation Resolution (Part 1)

First things first…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I hope you had a delightfully debaucherous New Years Eve. I know I did. Champers, drinking games & dancing. The best.

I also cleaned off the New Years Resolution board I made with my friends at last years NYE house party to make room for some the new. This years batch turned out to be just as filthy & ridiculous as 2011 (NO PICS. Jeez, kids might be reading… 😉 )

And on the topic of resolutions… 

“Gee, Brain, its 2012. What do you want to do this year?”

“The same thing we do every year, Pinky. Try and MAKEOVER the world.”

Okay, okay I’m a nerd. But I figured who better than Pinky & the Brain to introduce the topic of my first post of the year?

We are just two days into January and I’m already exhausted by all these resolutions focused on detoxing, elimination diets, “clean” eating and pretty much anything and everything related to weight loss.

I mean I’m all for self-improvement but I strongly believe that a “healthy living” plan that deals in the business of deprivation is doomed to fail.

According to most medical dictionaries the term “deprivation” refers to the removal of something that is normally present and usually essential for mental or physical well-being. THINK ABOUT THAT FOR A MINUTE. Low-Fat? Low-Carb? Those are (by definition) essential nutrients that your body needs to function properly. It is a testament to how delusional our body & food obsessed culture is that we are manipulated into believing that going without is something to strive for. That is some serious CRAZY right there.

What’s my plan, then, for escaping all this whackadoodle deprivation rhetoric while still striving to make positive changes for my own body and health? Simple.


No seriously, that’s my resolution. 

From all the information I’ve gathered over the years, eating a diversity of foods is the best way to ensure that your body  are getting all the nutrients it needs. So in an effort to encourage more diversity in my diet and avoid any “food ruts” I have compiled a list of the foods I want to EAT MORE of this year. My plan is to print off this list and use it as the foundation of my meal planning over the course of a month.

No subtraction. Addition all the way.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a full printable list of my 2012 EAT MORE foods…

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  • Reply Gillian January 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I love this! Everywhere I look is a new deprivation diet and I want MORE! More new recipes, dinner parties and experimenting in my kitchen. Cheers!

  • Reply Beth (i run like a girl) January 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    I really like this idea!
    I recently saw another blog post that recommended a “try new foods” plan — as in, grab a vegetable that you’ve never had before and see if you like it. That’s a much more interesting way to eat healthy than deprivation is! (And I’m not a believer that deprivation is healthy, mentally or physically…)

  • Reply Sarah B @ Bake + Bike January 2, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Nice, nice. I’m looking forward to your list of EAT MORE foods ’cause I’m suffering from a lack of kitchen inspiration these days.

    Cute pictures!

  • Reply vegansunshine January 2, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    This is awesome! 🙂 You go girl! Happy 2012!


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