I used to eat a lot of beige food. I lost a big chunk of weight in my 20’s by following Weight Watchers. I loved it. It taught me to eat real food in manageable portions. This was before they got into the frozen food and snack food business. Now that selling food is their focus, I see a trend with Weight Watchers followers, and I’m not a fan.
Search #WeightWatchers on Instagram and you’ll see what I’m talking about. Beige Food. Post after post of beige pita bread with beige apple slices and beige “cheese.” I’ve seen beige waffles with beige “butter,” beige noodles with fake, beige sauce. WTF? I’m all for brown rice and quinoa (both beige foods), but WW is promoting these not so fresh and definitely NOT pretty foods that they market and, of course, profit from. I feel bad for these WW followers. They are so missing the point.
Eating pretty is one of my main messages. Everything that we put into our bodies should make us glow from the inside out. I’ve got my hand up…I was one of those beige eaters. “It’s Fat-Free” was my motto. Unfortunately, that beige food left me dull, bloated, and tired.
I challenge you to look at your plates. Make sure you are eating colors. I don’t need to tell you what foods are colorful. Just make sure you haven’t fallen into the beige trap. If you have, that’s cool. It’s easy to break out of it. Start with a breakfast and a base of berries.
You can’t buy beige berries!