Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Corn Puffs Or Carrot Sticks?

Have some questions for you. Did you ever consider injecting yourself with heroin? And is it perfectly acceptable to you to drink a six-pack every night? I bet right now you're thinking; "Whoa she's nuts!" Admittedly those are extreme examples. (Got your attention though, huh!)
It's amazing the number of people who would not think of doing the above, but who think nothing of plopping themselves on the couch to watch TV while wolfing down a bag of chips or bowl of ice cream every night. Fast track to diabetes and cardiac complications. Where did you think lifestyle diseases started? They start in many cases on a couch in front of the television.
The processed food industry has done such a good job of inundating us with mind-numbing commercials for snackfoods; we don't even think twice anymore about nutritional content or what our bodies need in order to work properly. Does your lifestyle need a change? Change it NOW or deal with the effects of your choices in the form of illness later. Where do you start?
Start with thinking BEFORE you eat. Learn to substitute healthy snacks for the unhealthy snacks you crave.
If you're craving candy try eating a piece of fruit. If you're craving ice cream try eating some (natural) applesauce.
If you're craving cheese puffs try eating carrots. If you're craving potato chips try eating pretzels or popcorn.

If you make GOOD CHOICES often enough they become easier and then become a new healthy habit. Cool how that works, huh?
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1 comment:

  1. Nice being working in the same industry ,i am sury agree with you about substituting the food for a healthier option .I know its a sorrow ful state , but yes people like us should constantly educated people on the healthy options .
    Thanks for the gr8 article