Unless you have real health concerns that require you to eat keto, or avoid dairy, etc, I firmly believe that you should be able to eat whatever the hell you want. That’s why I love flexible dieting.
It’s not a diet. It’s living a healthy life while still enjoying foods you love that are less healthy. Who wouldn’t want that?
Flexible Dieting got a bad rap when “if it fits your macros” burst onto the scene. All of a sudden, fitness enthusiasts started sharing the horrible, gluttonous food they were eating and revealing that they still had ripped abs. So people started buying into the fact that you can eat whatever you want, as long as you hit your macros. It’s a shame, because the basis of that is what flexible dieting is built on, but it got incredibly misconstrued. (Thanks, internet)
It’s not about eating all of the sweets and junk food that you can. It’s about eating a balanced, healthy diet overall, but fitting in the “unhealthy” foods when you want to.
This is where strict diets fall short. You shouldn’t have to totally restrict yourself. Of course if you want to lose weight, cookies should not be a staple in your diet. But if you want some cookies, you bet your cookie loving ass that you can and should enjoy them.
There are no unhealthy foods when you allow yourself to be flexible with your diet. There may be healthier choices in some cases, but nothing is inherently unhealthy. Have that slice of pizza or ice cream cone with a big ol’ smile on your face.