To begin, I am not going to tell you that there is ONE way to eat, because that is simply not true. Everybody is different, and it takes some experimenting to figure out what works best for you. Yes, healthier food is typically more expensive. Planning meals ahead takes time. Saying no to certain things you crave takes a whole lot of self discipline. But let me tell you, the payoff is more than worth it. Today in America, there are more people who are overweight/obese than people who are considered healthy. It is getting to be a scary world we’re living in. Along with obesity comes heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and sometimes cancer. Isn’t that enough motivation to change your lifestyle?! There are so many eye opening documentaries, articles, and books, that describe the effects of changing your lifestyle. It has been shown over and over that changing eating habits not only prevents disease, but it could actually cure some diseases. That tells you how powerful and necessary these changes are. While I think there has been multiple efforts by schools and other programs to make a change, much more is needed. There needs to be more people realizing how detrimental bad eating habits are for you and the people surrounding you. If you have bad eating habits, your kids will also have bad eating habits, and it is a never ending cycle. Believe me, I know it is hard. It wasn’t easy for me to develop good eating habits, but I did it. The key word is habit. I trained myself to crave foods that make me feel good long-term, instead of foods that give me short-term satisfaction. It didn’t happen overnight. It didn’t happen in a few weeks. It took time and commitment, but it was the best thing I have ever done for myself. Ever since I started eating the way I do now, my energy levels every single day are amazing. Those high energy levels help me to perform well in my sport, focus during my studies, and just enjoy my life. Life isn’t fun if you need a nap or five cups of coffee to get through the day. Yes, I too have days where I’m more tired than usual. That happens to everyone! I’m saying most days you shouldn’t be struggling to get through the day. I am also not saying your diet should be 100% clean in order to be healthy, because I believe in treating yourself sometimes. My diet isn’t 100% healthy. I eat healthy mostly every single day, but I also don’t deprive myself. That is key to not falling off the wagon.
The intention of this blog is to educate and motivate others to change their eating habits. I will touch on fitness in some posts because I am also very passionate about that, but most of the posts will be about nutrition. This is because no matter how hard you work in the gym, your results will not be nearly as impressive if you have a poor diet. I hope you all enjoy the posts that will come. If I can motivate just one person to change their lifestyle, then this will all be worth it.