Most of the time it's juices and gym sessions, but sometimes it's ice cream and all-day Netflix.
Life is about balance, which I am sure most of you have heard maybe a thousand times in your lifetime already; but it's probably the best piece of advice to give and follow. Especially if you are embarking on a new healthy lifestyle! It's been an interesting adventure getting to where I am at this point in my life, especially with how my lifestyle has changed. Health wise, I tried it all. The half-ass health, the gluten-free, the vegetarian, the dairy free, the vegan, the don't eat anything with sugar or carbs, counting calories, restricting, the list continues... But i've never been as healthy as I am now, and I'm non of these things I mentioned above. I'm not gluten free or vegan, I sure as hell don't count calories and I eat both carbs and sugar.
Now you're probably thinking "impossible, it's just not possible". But it is and it's also the healthiest option both physically and mentally. It's all about self control and listening to your body. To clarify here, I don't eat pancakes for breakfast and pasta for dinner with cake for dessert every single night. I think I would get physically ill if I did that, and that's because I've gotten to a point where eating healthy, working out and skipping the unhealthy stuff most of the time, is something I crave and appreciate.
I love the life I live, I crave smoothies for breakfast more than bagels, I get antsy if I go two days without a proper workout. This all sounds insane but I sincerely think this is all apart of going through the process of changing your lifestyle. While all of this is true, it doesn't mean I don't crave cake and sleeping in, and sometimes cake and sleeping in is what the day consists of.
It's all about balance. Finding that routine that leaves you craving more after a workout but also allowing yourself to let loose and enjoy bread or cake or ice cream! Whatever it may be, it's healthy to give yourself what you crave and desire even if it's not healthy. Just remember this idea of self control... Eat all those delicious goodie in proportion and instead of having a pancakes for breakfast, pasta for dinner and cake for desert days, indulge in one of the things on day. This way you wont feel utterly terrible when you tuck into bed for the night - instead you'll have some craving satisfied but your conscious and health in check. It truly is possible to have the best of both worlds - all you need to do is learn to listen to your body and think of the bigger picture every once in a while. :)
Have a beautiful day! xo Cam