I won’t lie–being a health writer gives me a false sense of piousness. So when everyone else was resolving to eat a more healthy diet, I was sitting pretty on my high horse, wearing my Smuggly, thinking about how clean and pure and lacking in junk food mine already was. And then I put sugary soy milk in my coffee and made dinner with sodium-laden canned tomato sauce. Hello, pot? This is the kettle speaking. I hate to be the one to tell you this but…mmm….well….you’re black.
Yup. Upon closer inspection of the actual items in my refrigerator and on my shelves, I noted a lot of “healthy” crap. Just because I don’t eat fast food and purchase the organic crackers and cheese, I was telling myself it was all good. And it really wasn’t. But that’s exactly what manufacturers of “healthy” packaged food want you to think when you’re a.) pressed for time and b.) trying to do right by your body.
Here are just a few of the many wolves in sheep’s clothing that I, myself, am guilty of falling for–and what you and I both can do to avoid and replace them in your diet.
Image: The Impulsive Buy