Thursday, January 3, 2013

Commercial Diet Products Suck

Wow. A new year. This is the time that everyone swears they are totally going to go to the gym 5 days a week, lose 50lbs by Summertime, and are so totally going to get healthy.
It's also the time of year that commercial weight loss products sell like... a crapload of product. And I DON'T GET IT!
Now, I'm not going to sit here and claim to be the healthiest person in the whole wide world, and what I'm about to say has nothing to do with weight, and everything to do with health. I swear if people would spend HALF the time and money on real food, as they do the next miracle weight loss shake, meal, pill, etc.... we'd be a healthier nation.
Nutrition is the cornerstone to health. You literally ARE what you eat. Our food impacts every system in our bodies. It effects fertility, it effects our moods, our minds, our emotions, our skin, or digestion... everything. Food IS medicine.
Do you read what's in your food? Do you know what the ingredients mean? DO you know how heavily processed food impacts your health? Do you know what is in that "miracle shake" you're drinking? Don't just blindly buy into cleaver marketing, READ the label. Can you pronounce all the ingredients? If not, DON'T EAT IT! 
We've moved towards a real food diet, and honestly, Jon and I have never felt better than when we do eating fresh, real foods. Going out occasionally is OK, treats occasionally are OK... but veggies, fruit, and fresh, lean protein... that's seriously easy peasy and delicious. AND free of chemicals, preservatives, dyes, pesticides, and hormone-altering injections.
So, in 2013, on your "I'm totally going to get super healthy" mission, drop the pre packaged meals, powders, and potions. Forget the miracle drinks and powders. Go buy organic grass fed beef, delicious produce, pasture-raised dairy.... and get healthy!

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