Choices for Health! Eating Real Food
Are there choices for health? How are the choices we make changing our future health? Earlier today I read an article and in very simple terms the author was indicating that our choices are affecting our health. What do you feel about this?
For me I feel it is way more complicated than simply our choices. Now don’t get me wrong I think and believe that our choices are ultimately the deciding factor because how we choose is how we think.
Here is what I mean. We learn much about food, cooking, health, stress, exercise and all other important life skills as a child. I grew up eating a lot of spaghetti and meatballs. We ate a lot of bread, pasta, potatoes. Not much on the veggie, fruit end of foods. In our family we were all fussy kids. It was a huge challenge for my mother to cook and make quality food around meals. Now what I have learned in my studies is we might have been fussy and challenging because we weren’t eating foods that were the best for us. In studying Metabolic Typing I learned I am a Protein Type. Meaning I thrive eating more protein and fat in my diet. As I kid I would not eat sandwiches at lunch. I don’t thrive on pasta, bread, rice. Yet I did not learn any of this until I was older.
So as I grew older (a young adult), not really having any skills in the kitchen the foods I would prepare for myself were mostly processed. Again none of these food choices were positive for me. Simply because these were the easiest for me to prepare. It was my choice! In hind site was it the best choice? No! At that time did I know better? No!
I didn’t begin to learn about better health, wellness choices until I was in my 30’s! And even then it took me a long time to completely change how I eat. And yet when it comes to eating choices it seems there are always choices to improve, get better at. You see that is the point of change. It is a process. Yet if one doesn’t know there are better choices how is it ever possible to change. Even today I meet people who really have no idea how bad their food choices are! ( I wrote a blog post regarding the stages of change)
Now that is not a judgement simply a fact. I was speaking with a relative the other day who has quite a few pounds to lose and was telling me about the foods of choice for the day. I was explaining what might be cut out for a healthier lifestyle and it was completely overwhelming because that was not the place they were at. Is that is a choice or a stage?
What I have noticed in my choices for health is now that we are eating 95% of all our food is purchased from our local farmers I feel like a different person. I feel better, and I am healing better than ever before! What food choices for health I am making are truly making a difference in my life.
You have heard the saying “You are what you eat?” What choices are you making today when it comes to your health? What is one thing you can change today that will create a positive long term impact for your better health?
Would be great to hear what your choices for health are in comments section below. Let me know how I can help.
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