I drink coffee and eat croissants. I enjoy wine and eat cheese. I also love sardines straight out of the can and eat sauerkraut as a meal vs. an accoutrement.
For the greater majority of my life, my diet comes in at an A-. While I have tightened-up my health game since the inception of CAN CAN, you'll see me eating dessert and I won't feel like I've just been caught by the paparazzi.
The picture of health is an aspiration that keeps us motivated and conscientious. It also stresses us out, which I believe to be the biggest health evil. I think of myself like you or like that person you're striving to become. I'm balanced. I practice a balanced lifestyle and I continue to openly evolved as my body adapts to outside influences (environment) and inside influences (age).
My Current Balance:
- Supportive, Nutritious Whole Foods
- Tons of Seasonal Vegetables
- A Little Fruit
- Lots of Lemon
- Water, Water, Water
- Tea, occasional Coffee, Wine or Beer
- Absolutely NO Soda Pop, Energy Drinks, or Pasteurized Juices
- Sea Salt & Cayenne Pepper
- Olive & Coconut Oils
- Moderate to Heavy Exercise 5-6 Days a Week
- Water Aerobics
- Travel / Vacation as often as possible
- Rest & Relaxation
- Relationships (family, friends, colleagues, mentors, community)
I believe the right balance is happiness. Some days you waiver in a yoga posture; other days you nail it. Be patient with yourself. Practice and commit to making improvements - health, work, relationship-related everyday and do not be discouraged if you have a bad day...because you will.
Have a cup of coffee, but don't have two. Eat the croissant, but make sure it's the best croissant. Drink wine, but have a glass or two, not the whole bottle. Eat cheese and don't feel guilty. Moderation is king. Even the picture of health gets caught in the act...or opts to tell a lie.