Today I got some fries for a “treat”. Eating fried foods of any kind really does not sit well with me and I got to thinking how strange it is that we (I) often “treat” ourselves with junk.
How did we ever get to think that a reward, for example, for eating all our broccoli is some kind of sugar laden dessert? Or, that eating well all week should be “rewarded” with a cheat meal which usually means something low in nutrition. Its still that same mindset of the reward being some kind of non-nourishing food. Some kind of junk food.
My husband and I got to talking about it. Why would a treat be something usually on the side of pure garbage? Why wouldn’t we eat well all week and our ‘treat meal’ be a very expensive nutritious dinner out vs. a crappy cheap plate of fries!
Junk foods, fried foods, sweets…what does it say about how you feel about yourself when you think you deserve garbage? I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately.
I have at least one freshly made veggie juice most days. For me, what is becoming a ‘treat’ is having a few of these each week that are totally organic. So, I can see my thinking is changing.
Perhaps broccoli is its own reward 🙂