We all love food. Who doesn't, right? We live in a world full of it everywhere we go! We eat to celebrate, to cope, to socialize, to mourn, because we're bored, whatever the reason, we all have an excuse to eat.
Ever heard of “comfort food?” Who came up with that anyway? A way of comforting yourself by eating the most fried food you can get your hands on, or “your grandma’s sweet southern cooking.” I know personally my version of comfort food is driving and hour and a half down the road to get one of my “Memaw's famous homemade biscuits, mmm mmm good!”
The point is, we all love food and we have been programmed to rely on food for every situation we experience. But what if we can change the way we go about eating food? Avoid the typical “midnight snack.” Grab a Greek yogurt for breakfast instead of that greasy breakfast sandwich we pick up on the way out at the local drive through. Cooking a meal at home with fresh veggies instead of the burger and fries in a greasy bag on the way home from work. We all have busy lives and are rushing to and from point A to point B, but if we can modify our schedule to pay attention to our food intake, how much better will you feel about yourself?
Eating healthy is not just about dieting or trying to lose weight. The problem is we have become a “microwave” society. We want our food quick and and we want it cheap. There is a misconception that healthy eating is too costly. Over the next week in our course, “60 Days to a Better Me” we will cover a variety of topics including:
- The benefits of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet
- The nutrients you gain by consuming fruits and vegetables
- The benefits of whole grains in your daily diet
- The nutrients you gain by consuming whole grains
- The shocking truth about the ingredients in the processed foods you are consuming
- Myths vs. facts on soft drinks and artificial sweeteners
- The importance of consuming a specific type of calories and avoiding “empty calories”
This will be an eye opener for a lot of people! We are told so many things about diets and healthy eating; it is hard to keep up. This course will keep it short, simple, and informative. We will discuss some easy, healthy snacks that can be a “grab and go” snack rather than the junk food that we typically buy at the grocery store! Feel free to share any specific questions you have in the comments below.