Eating right provides your body with energy, fuel for your organs, and nutrients to maintain your health. In addition, it supports a healthy weight, which means you decrease your risk of type 2 diabetes, and other serious metabolic disorders, heart disease, aches, and pains of the joints, and the many other ailments that result from obesity. A healthy diet is a key to enjoying good health and a longer life.
However, if only things were that easy and convenient. In today’s hectic lifestyle, we are juggling work and family with other responsibilities and so it is easy to forget to take care of ourselves.
We get hungry and grab whatever is closest and takes the shortest amount of time to consume. Because we are so swamped and rushed, we lean towards the food that has the least nutritional value just to give our taste buds a quick fix. Therefore, we grab fast food and processed snacks draped in pretty wrappings and we’re done with it.
Then, the years start to add up and we feel sick, exhausted and worn out.
Our bodies have had enough and can’t keep up anymore and we begin to feel the toll of all our bad choices, and since technology has programmed us to never wait for anything, we search for a quick fix for to our exhaustion so we can quickly return to our busy schedules.
Therefore, we turn to “magic pills” and quick diet fixes hoping to make our health problems disappear forever. However, if we’re not careful, these quick fixes will definitely do more harm than good in the long run. They will take a further toll on our health and instead of feeling good quickly, things will start to go downhill pretty fast.
Growing old is inevitable, you can’t escape from it. However, by making smarter choices when it comes to what you eat and drink, you can add many years to your life.
In addition, while it’s true that there are numerous variables as to how we age, it has been scientifically proven that by following a healthy lifestyle that includes a well-balanced diet and regular exercise you can slow down the aging process and ward off lifestyle diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and cancer.
The goal here is for you to be healthy – really healthy. For you to find a space between the house and work and the kids where you can focus on small changes that will have big effects on your relationship with food and your health overall.
You are changing your life, that is a big deal. You should be proud of yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed or having second thoughts, please don’t let that stop you. You deserve this and you can do this.
If you are feeling scared, I challenge you to do it scared. These small steps might seem intimidating right now, but that is because of what these little changes represent – the start of a new journey. Just remember, you aren’t alone, everyone feels nervous when they start making changes to their lives. Those people who are the leaders of your new healthy eating community were in your shoes once. They were nervous and intimidated and they found a way to break through that and now they are able to help others do the same. Yes, some of them might have been raised in a healthy eating environment, but I promise you that is the exception – not the rule.
Please take time to join up to our free content library which we are building out all the time …….. contact us through our Youtube or Facebook communities …… we are people who choose to offer advice and direction on your new healthy eating lifestyle after being in your shoes at one time. Intimidated and confused at times we found a way to break through that and now are able to help others do the same.
Take action, find your community, forgive yourself when you stumble and watch your life change.