Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Food is obviously a very important part in our day-to-day life. The current food you consume is either helping you or it’s not.

I’ve always been a pretty healthy eater thanks to my parents, but it changed drastically when I moved out of the house for college.

I was in the dorms my first year and having the ability to eat whatever and whenever I wanted was not a good combination.

My diet the first semester in college consisted of burgers, fries, pizza, and ice cream.

We’re talking getting seconds during dinner and then two hours later going for more food. Ice cream twice a day throughout the week.

Thankfully, my parents had us eating healthy at home and I was only 19-20 years old that it didn’t impact me too much.

Finally realizing what I was putting into my body, I eventually started to watch what I was eating. Cutting the ice cream intake from 2x a day to about 2 times a week. Not going for seconds as much.

The dorms don’t offer much for healthy options so it was difficult to stay consistent.

Since my first year of college, I have gone back to eating healthier and now I’m currently the healthiest I’ve ever been.

Food is Fuel

Think of the food you consume like gas for a car. If you put diesel in a car month after month, it’s going to run terribly and cause a bunch of problems.

Eating the same processed food consistently overtime will negatively impact your body. This food is going to make you feel like crap.

If you choose clean whole foods, you’re energy is going to improve and you will feel great.

The human body is not supposed to run on fake processed food. We need real food to sustain our health.

It will be difficult at first, but the change is amazing once you stay consistent.

K.I.S.S.

Keep. It. Simple. Stupid.

This is the motto I live by when it comes to the food I eat and cook.

I eat real whole foods that will help my body improve and sustain my energy.

Here is a short list of a couple foods I stick to consistently:

  • Chicken, ground turkey, tuna or other fish, burgers, and pork chops
  • Rice, quinoa, and potatoes
  • Salad, avocado, and mixed vegetables
  • Apples, bananas, raspberries, and strawberries
  • Eggs
  • Peanut Butter, and a variety of nuts

You might be thinking that I am bored out of my mind with food.

Not really, you just have to mix it up.

Using different sauces and seasonings is also a great way to keep the variety and not get bored. Look up recipes to your favorite foods for ideas.

Going out and trying to buy healthy food can be daunting at times with the vast amount of options available. Researching what’s in different foods and how they benefit you is crucial.

A little research can help you to dig up some information on companies that will help you make a decision on what to buy. Some companies say that they’re healthy but in reality they are fake.

I’m no food expert at all but I adjust what I eat to how I feel afterwards. Keeping it simple has made healthy eating a lot easier.

To bring this post to an end, I want to point out that everything in moderation is fine. Having a healthy relationship is critical in life. You should enjoy what you eat and if you don’t, adjust.

If you want to eat some ice cream, do it. Go buy that pizza on Friday night.

All that matters is that you can get back on track afterwards.

Life is meant to be enjoyed, so go indulge in that snack every once awhile.

Thanks and Be Great,

Jared

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