Have you lost your good health as the years have past? If you're overweight, have low energy or get sick a lot, listen up. If you don’t understand why you don’t feel good, here's your answer.
The way you feel depends on every decision you make throughout your day. No one is forcing you to eat what you eat. No one is forcing you to be sedentary and skip exercising. Let’s look at some ways you can choose good health today, right now.
1. Choose plant-based.
Choose plants over animals most of the time. If you do choose to consume animal products, know where they came from and how the animals were treated. Do a little research and find out how corporate animal farmers actually treat their animals. You'll be appalled. Choose not to be ignorant about how your animal products get on your plate. Choose fruits, vegetables, greens, beans, and whole grains most of the time. You don’t have to be perfect, just choose plants 80-90% of the time.
2. Choose whole.
Choose whole foods most of the time, and prepare your own meals when you can. Stop ordering food for delivery and stop going to restaurants so much; increase what you know about the food you eat by preparing it yourself. There are super-simple, quick recipes you'll love and can make. Find them. Make up your own recipes from foods that you like.
3. Choose local.
Choose products that have been grown locally. Even if you can’t find or afford organic produce, choose local produce. This will boost your local economy and at the same time reduce the income going to big business, GMO-filled, super-agricultural companies. We were meant to eat what's grown right around us!
This is the time of year to experiment. Try every locally grown fruit and vegetable you can find; join a community-supported agriculture (CSA) group and find out what you've been missing. REAL FOOD has super taste and so many more nutrients, vitamins and minerals than everything else. Experience it for yourself and you'll make new choices!
4. Choose what you know is the right thing to do.
You already know what the right thing to do is. Stop making poor choices for lazy or unconsciously self-sabotaging reasons. Decide today that you'll make good food choices. If you don’t, you're choosing disease every time you make a poor choice. Your health is under your control.
Once you notice how much better you feel after making good choices, you'll see that it is easy to continue.