In a day in age where most people can get whatever they want right now, the real truth about nutrition and wellness can be hard to accept. I feel like people are always looking for that “get skinny quick” or “get healthy fast” pill, diet plan, work-out program, or new fat-shrinking device. Well, unfortunately, you cannot just get healthy overnight by taking a vitamin, starving yourself, or wrapping yourself in some expensive, false claiming device while you watch TV. The truth is It’s just not that simple.
As you navigate through all the nutrition claims and information out there today, a simple way to help you determine if something is false is by following the “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is” mindset. If you see a bottle of something on the shelf that claims to “build 4 lbs of muscle in the first week” – it is probably too good to be true. If you hear of a weight loss program promising you to lose 10 lbs in the first week – it is probably too good to be true (or isn’t good for you). If you hear about something you wrap around your stomach to burn fat while you are sitting – it is probably too good to be true. You get the point.
The truth is, eating nutritious foods regularly does take effort, time, and energy. They say, “Old habits die hard,” well, this definitely applies to food. If you are used to eating a big steak and french fries every other night, it is going to take some conscious effort, time, and energy to break that habit. Most people who try and cut unhealthy habits cold turkey do not last very long and before they know it, they relapse back into their old ways. Be patient with yourself if you are trying to make better food choices. It takes time and practice to change your way of thinking and to change your eating habits. My goal is to help you learn how to make those changes (whether big or small), so you can live healthier and be happier.
The truth is, even though I don’t know all of you personally, I want you to be happy. I want you to love food and I want you to be able to enjoy all types of foods. I want you to be able to eat well and feel satisfied without starving yourself or restricting food groups to attain a certain appearance. I believe that it is possible to be healthy and happy with your food choices when all foods fit in your diet!
Happy reading! I hope you are able to learn more about how to eat healthier. Now lets get to the good stuff, what questions do you want me to answer?