Have your cake and drink your nutrients too. Life is meant to be lived in joyful balance. Green juice all the time would be boring. Chocolate cake all the time would feel terrible and cause weight gain. The solution is balance.

Think of the old joke of the fast food customer ordering a double cheeseburger, fries and a diet coke. The humor is that the calories of the meal are so high, it is silly to not just order a regular coke. Actually, just like every penny counts in a budget, every calorie counts in a meal. Please know diet soda is terrible and actually causes weight gain, but that is a topic for another article.

The point here is we can choose balance and it CAN give us healthy joy. Look at blue zone regions of the world, places where people live longer and healthier than anywhere else on earth. These are places where people truly savor food and yet they are notoriously healthy. Lopsided living is not the answer. Balanced eating is full of benefits.

Oh, by the way, that chocolate cake I had…it was dairy free, gluten free and included flax. Balance baby, balance!

Be well,

Nikola Rosa