Monday, April 23, 2012

The Naughty List and No Food Police Allowed!!

Make no bones about it – we try to eat clean the majority of the time. HOWEVER, we are not perfect and we do enjoy occasional indulgences. Yes, dear readers, it is possible to maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle and still eat a cheeseburger and have ice cream *once in a while*….*once in a while* is between little asterisks because it is the most important part of that statement....take note.

We each have a “naughty list” (see below), but don’t think of naughty as in bad….think of naughty as in when you let a little loose, and it’s fun but short-lived and you bounce right back on the straight and narrow!!

Just don't let that turn into this.....

Timothy’s Naughties:
  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream, specifically from Homestead Creamery
    • Matter of fact – the two of us had that ice cream for dinner the other day at Sweet 95 in downtown Richmond. Yep, you read that right – ice cream for dinner. It was glorious.
  •   Peanut Butter
  • Chips and Salsa from Mexican restaurant
  • Homemade Whoopie Pies from Wise Ridge Country Store
Lindsay’s Naughties:
  • Pizza
  • Ice Cream – SEVERAL flavors, although chocolate chip and cookie dough are favorites
    • P.S. – locals, don’t be surprised if you see her at the Dillwyn Dairy Freeze getting a dipped cone! 
  •  Burritos – you know, the ones as big as your calf muscle from Chipotle….nom nom nom
  •  Diet Pepsi – even though stomach bloats as if she’s 5 months pregnant when she drinks it…

Here’s the cool thing about our Naughty Lists – we don’t have these items very often! They are more special to us because of that AND we don’t gain back all the weight we’ve lost because of that J We also try to tweak our naughties and make healthier versions of them. Lindsay makes great dairy-free/paleo-friendly cookies and pizza. Timothy 9.999 times out of 10 has almond butter versus peanut butter. Lindsay hasn’t had a Diet Pepsi in about a month! Timothy may have chips and salsa at a Mexican restaurant, but then has one of the fajita meals minus the tortillas (so it’s just veggies and chicken sautéed together).

As we touched on before, we hope this post helps people understand: 1. We are not perfect eaters, nowhere near close, 2. You can have these items and still maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle, and  3. We are NOT the food police – if we’re out and run into you and you’re eating a burger and fries, please don’t run from us! We are NOT here to judge you! (But if you’re having that meal for the 5th time this week, then we are here to help you!) Along those same lines – if you see US out enjoying one of our naughties, please don’t make a scene, lol! 

YOU CAN'T HAVE THIS! You're a health nut!?!?!

We want to hear from you! What's on your naughty list?

In Health,

Lindsay and Timothy


  1. LOVE THIS! I try to eat healthy most of the time, and frequently tell others about my healthy food choices to inspire them to do the same (or at least to defend myself as to "why are you not drinking?!?!"- but it seems like whenever I have a "naughty" item, people are all like... "I thought you were eating healthy?!?!? ****JUDGEMENT****

    My naughty list consists of macaroni and cheese and anything warm, chocolatey, and gooey! I have found that I have ZERO self-control, so I just keep these things OUT of my house, and only eat them when I am out :)

  2. Love this!

    Reese Peanut Butter Cups
    Cheesecake...hmmmmm cheesecake.....
    gobstoppers. Holy Hannah...GOBSTOPPERS ARE MY JAM.