Friday, August 17, 2012

Better Eating

I have often been asked what are you doing to lose all that weight.  I say I am not trying to lose weight but working on getting healthy!  It is all about balance.  

Our society is obsessed with diets and fads - all you need to do is go back to nature.  Fruits and veggies are always best.  Real sugar and real butter are ok in small quantities.  Meat should not been the main course at every meal, but if eaten – it should be more of a side dish.

Don’t feel like you have to finish all that is on your plate, just eat what you want to be full and STOP!

Our groceries stores are filled with lots of processed foods and ingredients no one can even pronounce.  HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) is in everything now and it is one of the worst things you can eat.  If you pick up an item and it has more than 6 ingredients – then put it back.  If you do not know what the ingredients are, put it back.  If the packaging says healthy or diet food, then put it back.  

Our government has our nation on a very dangerous path (look at obesity, diabetes, cancer compared to 30 years ago).  If the food you eat has stated nutritional qualities that do not come from nature – then it was modify to include fake or added nutrition.  Nature proves the best source of nutrition – not food companies that just want to sell more items that are cheaply made.  Isn't it interesting that we subsidies foods to the point where a dollar can buy a candy bar or a bag of chips, but not fruit.  When you buy cheap products with high calories then you will be fat!

Drink water!  Sodas, diet drinks, flavored water, etc do nothing but give you empty calories and it does not quench your desire for water.

It is all about lifestyle changes - no Adkins diet, or no sugar diet will work completely on its own.

So go out and grab that apple, enjoy life and move (whatever exercise you like) and you will see the results.  it wont happen overnight, but you will feel the changes in a few weeks.

I have also read the books The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food and Fit for Life (old book but very enlightening).

I hope this helps.  Good luck and good eating!

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