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Good Food Choices

It should never be “eat this, not that.” It should be “eat this sometimes, and that other times.” Your approach should always be balanced.

Cue the “these are all terrible choices” comments. If that is what you’re thinking, you are COMPLETELY missing the point and you need to take your rude face outta here.

Many of us are often looking for lower calorie alternatives to our favorite foods. Like the above, bagel thins and low calorie ice cream can be great additions to your diet if you enjoy bagels and ice cream. But they’re not the ONLY options.

Our diets don’t need to be all-or-nothing. You don’t need to give up bagels or ice cream if you love them (who doesn’t?), but you can choose to opt for an alternative to help you stay on track.

Personally, I’m not currently trying to lose weight, but I sometimes buy the bagel thins. Why? Because saving calories in certain areas allows me to allocate those calories to other foods. But you bet your carb-loving butt that if I truly want a bagel, I’ll eat a real bagel.

A balanced diet sometimes takes making sacrifices, but they don’t need to be sacrifices that make you miserable! Maybe you “sacrifice” the bagel for breakfast and opt for a bagel thin instead to enjoy the Strawberry Shortcake bar at night, knowing the total calories will balance out at the end of the day.

Balance and moderation are your two best friends.

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About Matt Rosenman

With over 15 years of experience in health and fitness, Matt Rosenman is the expert voice behind Matt’s philosophy is simple: no foods are off-limits, and a healthy lifestyle shouldn't be complicated or restrictive. As a certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in Health Behavioral Sciences, Matt brings well-rounded expertise to his blog. From revamping classic recipes with a nutritious twist to debunking health myths, he guides his readers through the maze of fitness fads with science-backed advice. Featured in major publications and with a strong following on social media, Matt is committed to making “healthy” uncomplicated—proving there's no need for a cheat day when you’re enjoying delicious, better-for-you meals every day. Join Matt on his mission to simplify health without sacrificing flavor. Learn More