Friday, May 21, 2021

Food is Not the Enemy

It would be easy to blame food for being overweight and unhealthy. The truth is food is not the enemy. In fact, our very survival is based on food and water for optimal body functioning.

Taking Responsibility

Let's be honest. Getting healthy is about taking responsibility and making the right daily choices to improve your fitness. This includes the food you eat on a regular basis.

We only have ourselves to blame when the grocery cart is filled with frozen pizzas, pastries, ice cream, and sodas. How your body looks and feels is your responsibility. Eating healthy food controls a large percentage of a fit lifestyle.

Portion Control

Then there are the portion sizes. We're eating way too much in one sitting. Whether the food is healthy or unhealthy, eating too many calories and not burning that energy creates an excess energy bank stored as fat.

You may also try to convince yourself eating processed foods in the appropriate caloric portions is healthy. Outwardly you may give an appearance of being an appropriate weight, but inside you're a hot mess and feeling like it. You have become a skinny fat person. Processed fake food and the damage it does to your body through inflammation and disease is alarming.

Eat Real Whole Food

Food is your friend. Turning your unhealthy food selections into quality real food will enable you to achieve a fit body. You have heard 'no-one ever got fat eating too much kale' and not that we would sit around eating kale all day, but you get the point.

If we start eating to live instead of the other way around, a huge change in the obesity epidemic would happen. A shift toward eating the right food for health would finally take place.

Resist Sabotage

We are bombarded daily with fast food commercials and peer pressure to eat unhealthily. Many people are pressured by significant others to eat off track. You can even sabotage yourself using more comfort food rewards than you should.

You do have the power to see food as your friend and control what you put in your face. The donut may look appealing but eating an apple is going to supply the best nutrients to fuel your body and push you closer to your fitness goals.

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  1. Great! Another blog I found which can apply in my diet whenever I can't go to gym. I think if have to do this, it can help me as I consider the high and low points. This will happen if I need to skip exercise at any time.

    1. Glad you found the blog and I look forward to posting more helpful content. Stay motivated and Stay Healthy 👍😊

  2. Excellent post! I have felt this way for a while now, and this helps me with a little motivation to stay the course! I am currently reading Ditching the Drive Thru by J Natalie Winch. A superb read on healthy eating and how farm fresh can be the best option if you can find it. It's a great read, I recommend. I need all the help I can get to stay in the right mindset, and I will get where I am wanting to go with healthy lifestyle!

    1. Thanks Becky and also for such great feedback. Change your mind and your body will change. You can do it! Stay Healthy 💪💕


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