Are you saying I’m a cheeseburger if I visit that greasy fast food place and devour a Big Mac?
That I have a bun for a head, lettuce for a face, and cheese and ground beef as a body?
Yup. But that’s beside the point.
Corny attempt at humor aside, you can also look at someone who opts for a healthier diet than the one above, and consider the same logic with what I am getting at here. If you eat a lot of veggies and fruits, cut back on the carbs and fats, you may not look like a broccoli or apple, but you still carry the healthy results of those food choices with you.
You are what you eat means that if you eat a lot of carbohydrates, sugary desserts and bags of potato chips, then you are going to gain weight.
Conversely, if you keep the carbs down and the fiber up, try to consume 5 – 8 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, add some fish or poultry, then you may not sprout fins and feathers, but there’s a good chance you will become more fit. And happy!
Here’s a simple formula to consider:
PIZZA + SIT ON COUCH + SODA = OBESITY
While you digest that, watch this:
Eating the right foods and the right amounts go a long way to leading a healthier, happier, LONGER life. But if it was easy, we all would look like Brad and Angelina.
Here’s another video that can help:
Recently, I wrote a very popular post about diabetes, how it is the new silent killer. That even if you HAVE a body like Bradgelina, you may still be a walking time bomb. That underscores the importance of eating the RIGHT foods, as well as staying active and counting those calories.
You may be slender, but if you eat too many carbs, even when they are in the form of potatoes, bananas, or whole wheat bread, you could be susceptible to diabetes.
Remember, eating well is one of the keys to living life to its fullest. Take a gander of yourself in the mirror and if you see a pork chop and mashed potatoes staring back at you, then change your ways.
Opt for your reflection to be a bowl of almonds, a side of spinach, and some grilled salmon.
You ARE what you eat.
Think about it.
Until next time…