Eat food, not products

Posted: February 13, 2012 in Exercise, Nutrition
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One of my favorite things in the whole wide world, is debating with my 9 year old about how much of the serving of veggies I put on his plate he has to eat before he is done. Now mind you, by “favorite things” I mean, “things I hate.”  It drives me batty that I can selectively shop for fresh meats, fruits and vegetables for the family, come home and cook it all with just the right spices so that it literally melts in your mouth and then have my kids balk at it like I served them a plate of depleted uranium.  It’s not pork lips or chicken elbows man, just eat it!

I am by no means the world’s greatest chef, nor am I perfect with eating clean food all of the time, but I do put forth a concerted effort to lead my family by example when it comes to healthy eating  and also to learn as much as possible when it comes to tasty cooking.  I really enjoy making healthy food choices taste amazing at the same time, especially since this seems to the average American to be somewhat of a paradox.  Apparently the common consensus is that if it tastes good, it must be bad for you and if it is good for you, it’s going to taste like a tennis shoe. I beg to differ.

It is my opinion that a major contributor to most of the diseases in this country are based in poor food choices.  I like to keep it simple with my own food choices as well as what I recommend to my clients:

  1. Eat things that have been recently alive.
  2. Eat the right amount for you, for that day.
  3. Drink water.

Pretty straight forward, wouldn’t you agree? Don’t eat things that are overly processed, don’t over eat and hydrate yourself.  I would like to think these are simple ideas to follow but as I am sure you can imagine people find a way to over complicate even these simple concepts. That is a blog for another day though…

 

 

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