*This is a collaborative post
There have been times in my life where I haven’t really thought much about the food I ate. If I fancied something, I would eat it without any thought to what was in it, how good or bad for me it would be or the nutritional benefits of it.
But over the last few years, since having children, I started to look at the processed foods we have been eating and really start to take in what’s in them. Weaning children made me cook from scratch more, have less pre-made food in the house and made us all to eat more fruit and vegetables. It also helped us work out good portion sizes, have a variety of food types with each meal and try new things.
Now, a couple of years later, I still check the labels of processed foods I buy and look at the calorie count when I’m buying fast food. I’ll switch to a different portion size or side dish if I think it will help make the meal more balanced and I am always looking for ways to eat out without sacrificing my diet.
But really, before I started dieting I didn’t have a clue about calories, saturated fat or even the salt content of foods so infographics like this one really help to put our food choices into perspective.
Provided by Fysiqal Nutrition
Do you eat a balanced diet? Do you always make sure you eat foods that are nutritionally right for you or do you eat whatever you fancy? For me, there are still times where I’ll want something and so I’ll eat it but on the whole I try to meals that are balanced, filling and healthy – especially when I’m cooking for the children too.