Let’s face it, being healthy is hard! It takes real commitment to yourself and your family to live a healthy lifestyle. It also takes an informed person to root through all the misinformation and media hype, or crap, as I like to put it bluntly.
Take a look around the next time you’re out and about anywhere. Do you notice how many people that are overweight and classified as obese? Currently its 40% of the U.S. population! I’m not trying to be insensitive, because I struggle with my weight, I’m 5”4” and weigh 142, but I recognize it has a lot to do with nutrition and the lack thereof. Our portion sizes are bigger, we sit more, we exercise less, and we eat like crap. Over the past 200 years, the human diet has gone from all natural, homegrown foods to predominantly sugary, processed foods which contain deliver much less nutritional value to our bodies.
I could preach all day about how we, as a society, have let ourselves go, but if you’re reading this blog, you might be looking for a reality check. Or maybe you just want some tips and tricks for incorporating some nutrition in your life. My two biggest pieces of advice are to start little and do what works for YOU. What works for another, may not be your thing, but I have lots of ideas on little things you can do that will go a long way. Keep in mind, if you try to change too much too fast, you may end up not changing anything at all.
- National Report on Biochemical Indicators of Diet and Nutrition in the U.S. Population 2012 (bespacific.com)
- Meeting Your Nutritional Needs as You Age (everydayhealth.com)