Lesson 3: Staples Vs Indulgences

Staples Vs. Indulgence

The secret to maintaining a healthy diet is to understand the difference between staples and indulgences.


Staples are the foods that should make up the bulk of your diet such as:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Beans, legumes, and gluten-free grains
  • Poultry and lean meat, eggs, fish, seeds, and nuts
  • Healthy fats and organic oils


Indulgences are the foods we eat occasionally such as donuts, cake, sugar, ice cream, and alcoholic beverages. It’s totally fine to have an occasional indulgence – we need to enjoy ourselves sometimes. That’s important! However, let’s remember that they are ‘occasional indulgences’ and should not be consumed as daily staples. If it’s hard for you to set healthy boundaries, try limiting indulgences to weekends only.