Don’t Worry About Healthiest

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I’m here with a loving reminder for your beautiful self. 

There is nothing wrong with healthiER when healthiEST isn’t realistic. 

There could be many reasons why healthiest won’t work for you right now: 

  • Jam-packed schedule
  • Messy emotional stuff
  • Traveling
  • Not feeling like it
  • Super tight budget
  • An injury or illness
  • A break up
  • Going through grief
  • Something new and exciting in your life 
  • Feeling sick

Or maybe your once stable-feeling life is all upside down, backward, sideways, squiggly, and twirly whirly. 

I don’t know all the things, but I do know that impermanence is part of being human. This is great because things will change. This sucks because…well, things will change. 

Instead of turning yourself into a pretzel, hopping into a potato sack, and attempting to mount a horse and ride it bare-back on a moonless night to eat the healthiest, try this:

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Untwist yourself, get out of the sack, let go of the reins, put on some pants, and meet yourself where you’re at, over in Healthier-ville. It’s a peaceful and compassionate place with an awesome view. 

Healthiest will be there when you’re ready (maybe even in January for my Reset 👀). Until then, cut yourself some slack and relax into healthier

What healthier might look like: 

  • Buying prepared hummus instead of making it from scratch 
  • Opening a can of refried beans for easy burritos 
  • Pouring jarred pasta sauce over some cooked noodles 
  • Batch cooking just three things over the weekend, like soup, dressing, and a sauce 
  • Popping a frozen plant-based meal in the oven 
  • Adding pre-chopped veggies and a salad mix to your shopping cart 
  • Smearing an apple with peanut butter for breakfast  
  • Dipping some lettuce in the dressing you made and call it salad enough (I did this for dinner just last week)
  • Grabbing the healthiest meal available at a take-out place on your way home 
  • Making an almond butter and jam sandwich with a side of fruit for dinner 

Most importantly, give yourself some grace, and decide that whatever healthier choices you’re making are 100% good enough.

Here’s a little secret to help you get there: when you zoom out and look at the bigger picture, the healthier choice is the healthiest choice for you right now. 

I’ll see you over in Healthier-ville. And in January, we can adventure to the land of healthiest during the 2023 Plant Fueled Reset!

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