Healthy Eating

Lately the focus around the USA has been on healthy eating and making choices that will help to support your long-term health. Obesity has gotten to be a serious problem in many parts of the country, and it’s no surprise when you consider what kind of food people have gotten used to eating. Sugar and fat, combined with highly processed foods that don’t trigger any satiety in the brain to tell you when you’ve had enough.

Studies have shown that all of these unhealthy foods have a way of becoming addicting because of the feelings they provide and the happy hormone chemicals they release. Quitting junk food is a little like quitting a drug habit, and it’s no wonder so few people are able to make the change and become healthy.

In cities like Boulder and other progressive areas of the country, many restaurants have a lot of healthy options on their menus. If consumers demand it, restaurants will serve it.

Want a ton more information and tips?  Check out the government’s website here – Top 10 Healthy Eating Tips

Healthy Eating a Thing of the Past or the Future?

Healthy eating and exercise go hand and hand, however, that is not the case for everyone.  While the USA was passed up by Mexico as the fattest country in the world, and generally speaking, the larger ethnic cultures in the USA such as blacks and Latinos have larger percentage of overweight people, there are a lot of reasons for that.

While the President’s wife made it her priority to combat obesity, she may have started to make a dent in slowing it down, although certainly not reversing it.  You are starting to see more general grocery stores carry organic produce, healthier products, but still…. people are baffled that eating right and exercising and keeping a relatively low stress life are the main ingredients to a healthy and happy lifestyle.

One thing that was and still is perpetuated is that you can get ’10 minute abs’ or go on a 2 week diet and then you’re good.  This just isn’t true.  Whether you want to believe it or not, the people with the best bodies actually have to put forth REAL effort.  Yes, some more than others, but that is partly genetics, starting points, and what type of environment you are in.  However, it is possible for nearly everyone to stay in shape and eat pretty well.  You see guys in the ghetto at the park cranking out multiple repetitions of muscle ups, just like you see hardcore athletes with the best workout facilities using Olympic Weight Lifting Equipment consisting of the best barbells and bumper plates around.  Both people are in great shape, but someone has access to the 7/11 and a basic grocery store, while the other person has meals set out or a whole foods around the corner.  It really doesn’t matter about all the tiny things, if you’re covering the basics, you’ll be getting the job done.

I think being a healthy person is extremely important, and more people will realize the idea behind what is healthy and what isn’t.  This should make it easier for everyone to achieve their goals.