Elements of Fitness – A Mother's Memoir

Eating Healthy is Cheaper Than the Alternative

Ever heard someone say that they can’t “afford” to eat healthy.  They’ll say eating healthy  is too expensive.  I hear it all the time and I even used to say it too! 

Yes, typically it is a little more expensive to buy organic foods, grass-fed meats and cheeses and free range eggs, etc.  But if you consider the things you spend money on each and every day such as your morning coffee, an energy drink, your lunch at work (especially if you go through a drive-thru), or even the happy hours that we all know turn into “happy evenings”, than spending $1 more on organic doesn’t seem to be a big problem, now does it?  This is a simple question that can be answered as easily as which of the pictures below seems like a better life for a chicken.

  

                                                                                                                                                                                  In reality you’re saving your body from chemicals we as humans should not be ingesting, long term effects of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and by preventing type 2 diabetes, not to mention, the chance of getting cancer.  Plus, the poor health of this country will eventually result in high health care costs for everyone. 

I know everyone has heard these tips I’m about to share with you a million times before but they still hold true.  If you don’t want to start exercising yet but want to do something, the tips below will still make you lose weight.  Guaranteed.
1)  Avoid the inner aisles of the grocery store.  It’s all bad!  (think about it:  alcohol, the freezer section, the sauce aisle, etc.)
2)  Stick to buying 1 ingredient items i.e, bananas, apples, fresh chicken and other meats, etc.  Avoid packages of any kind (they have a long list of ingredients you can’t pronounce)!
3)  have a cheat meal (not a cheat day) every once in a while.  It keeps your metabolism working hard!
4)  try your hardest to never eat the following:  processed soy, fried food, high fructose corn syrup and sodas

I hope this helps encourage everyone to eat cleaner.  I recently saw a comment by a friend on Facebook that said “Keep your diet CLEAN and your workouts DIRTY”!  I love it. 

Also, in case anyone is wondering, you can’t buy grass-fed meats and cheeses at a commercial grocery store.  I buy mine here:  http://healthygrassfed.2ya.com

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March 2, 2010 - Posted by | Diet and Exercise, Exercise, Nutrition, Organic, P90X, Products That Work, The Critic, Women's Health | , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. I completely agree! If eating horribly doesn’t cost you now, it will later! You might not be able to do the things you want to later in life, your healthcare costs go through the roof, and you may become uninsurable because of a condition you will come down with. Is paying an extra dollar now really that bad to keep you away from all those problems?

    Comment by Jason Allred | March 2, 2010 | Reply

  2. great article! So agree with it!

    Comment by JennyGetsFit | March 5, 2010 | Reply

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