We do it with food too…………..

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I was making my lunch other day.

Popped it on the plate and a thought popped into my head.

It was also the thought that inspired me to finished off yesterday’s ‘Peppa Pig’ blog.

As it’s a similar message.

That I wanted to follow up with this.

Some thought goes into these bad boys you know ๐Ÿ˜‰

I posted a picture of my meal and the MyFitnessPal screenshot along with the following in our member’s group:

“I just came to the realisation that, whenever anyone ‘publishes’ a picture of a meal (whether their own they’ve just made and on social media or a recipe in a cookbook or on a website) it’s always made to look as ‘good’ as possible.

Nicely arranged and presented (I’m sure many of the meals posted in here will look somewhat ‘tidier’ than they do when we normally have them).

Looks like hard work.

And this can be off putting.

Contributes to that “healthy eating is hard work” thought process.

Which, maybe unconsciously, puts us off doing it.

So, with that in mind, it would be great to get some posts of super easy, not ‘smartened up’ meals in here.

Here’s my lunch – two chicken breasts, bag of veg, box of mushrooms.

Under 30 seconds to pop in a pan. Came back after a while, slopped it on a plate and ate it. Way easier than “popping out to Pret” or many other meal choices we could make.

Over a kilo of food for 659 calories. No way am I getting peckish this afternoon.

Note: Don’t get hung up on the numbers (I’m larger and leaner than most) or the ingredients “Urgh, I hate mushrooms”).

It’s the principal – healthy eating CAN be quicker, easier and / or cheaper if we choose it to be.”

It’s true though, isn’t it.

Whilst I get that all pictures of meals are made to look nice, we never see a picture of a ‘healthy’ meal that is perfectly tasty and nutritious but sloppily presented do we?

And these ‘healthy’ choices are only ever of the lean meat, veg, etc type.

—————– I’m aware this pic is one of them BTW ๐Ÿ˜‰ ——————

No one ever posts a picture of themselves in McDonald’s with an Egg McMuffin with #HealthyEating #LosingWeight below it, do they?

But, if you “have” to go to McDonald’s that’s a pretty good choice – 295 cals and 16 grams of protein.

That and a salad and diet soft drink and we’re not even touching the sides of what we can lose weight on.

But, instead, we think we can’t eat “healthily” there and go for large Big Mac meal with milkshake (1,580 calories).

Add a McFlurry on and it’s 2,383.

To me, the Egg McMuffin (two if you’re starving), salad and drink is a healthy food choice, in that situation.

That’s just one example.

We could find countless other comparisons.

In fast food, restaurants and home cooked options.

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be expensive, time consuming and boring.

It can be.

But when we tell ourselves it always is, we’re closing ourselves off to the options that’ll get us where we want to get to.

Much love,

Jon ‘It like they do on the Discover Channel’ Hall and Matt ‘Starsky’ Nicholson

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Jon Hall

When not helping people to transform their lives and bodies, Jon can usually be found either playing with his kids or taxi-ing them around. If you'd like to find out more about what we do at The Academy then enter your details in the box to the right or bottom of this page or at myrise.co.uk - this is the same way every single one of the hundreds who've described this as "one of the best decisions I've ever made" took their first step.