Is it better to eat food packed with chemicals and be thin(er) or be overweight, but eat whole foods?
What’s worse: being overweight (which I am) or thin(er), but with coke zero chemicals fueling my body?
The answer to this question has plagued me for nearly a decade.
Because I am overweight, I am at a higher risk for heart disease, cancer, and type II diabetes. But aren’t all those “diet foods” loaded with shit that will give you cancer? So what makes my risk lower for these God-awful diseases, less chemicals or lose weight?
I change my mind on this constantly, and it seems that researchers/media/diet gurus do too. I’ll load up on my beloved coke zero and processed convenience foods, only to find that studies show if you eat the real thing, loaded with fat and cals, you’ll be more satisfied and eat less than if you eat all that non-fat food.
I always take this as an opportunity to load up on Phish Food & Chubby Hubby, guilt free.
Then I realize that this approach is not going to work, as I’ve gained 1 million pounds, so I bring back the diet soda and 100 cal packs so I can eat with less guilt.
Lather, rinse and repeat for 10 years.
Deep down I think I know the real answer to my question: eat everything in moderation. This goes for both fatty and chemical laden foods.
But where’s the fun in moderation? 😉
What do you think? Do any of my (three) faithful readers struggle with this?