Balance–is it worth it?

I can only speak for myself, but balance has never been easy. I am either all-in or completely uninvolved, and I am typically the “all-in” type. This personality is certainly not conducive to the ideal of balance that I often strive to attain. This makes me wonder whether balance is always right for everyone. There are certain times in life when balance is not possible: right before an exam, moving across the country, getting married, having a baby, during a health crisis. These events often punctuate our lives, yet we idealize balance.

I am a proponent of doing whatever is best for you as far as lifestyles go. Choose healthy activities that bring you joy, foods that nourish your soul and your tastebuds, and plenty of self-care (whatever that may mean to you). Balance is certainly not easy, and it is never “done,” which is so frustrating for those of us who adore crossing items off our to-do list (me! me! me!).

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I got the chance to try Three Club Nutrition Sun-Chia-Chip-Bar recently and I absolutely love the bar! It tastes like you are eating sunflower seed butter straight out of the jar. Although I frequently opt for high-protein bars with lower sugar content, this bar has a healthy balance of fats, carbohydrates and protein. This is an easy balance that tastes great!

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Stats: 190 calories, 9g fats, 18g carbohydrates, 12g protein

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At the end of the day, I think one of the easiest ways to attain balance is through the food we eat. It is not about balancing “unhealthy” and “healthy” foods, as my fellow blogger The Healthy Helper often addresses, but about achieving the balance of the foods we want to eat with the foods we need to maintain health. Fortunately this bar lets you achieve both!

How do you seek balance in life? Do you value balance?

Hannah

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