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Healthy eating. I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot lately. First, because it is one of my goals for this year to get fit, stay fit, and be healthy. Secondly, because I need to really get on board with this even more with all my health problems. And thirdly, because I realized I do need to take care of my body because God created me and created this body and He wants me to take care of what He has given me.
I have already had to cut out a lot of different foods from my daily diet because of my hiatal hernia and reflux issues. A lot of people ask me how I do it, but once you see results it’s not too bad. I feel better when I eat the right stuff, and I have lost weight by not being able to eat a lot of greasy and high-fat foods and drinks.
I still have a long ways to go though, and right now I am trying to focus on my eating habits. I have been hearing from my doctor and all around me, not to skip breakfast, to eat smaller portions, eat slow, and eat 5 small meals a day instead of 3. These are all changes I would like to incorporate into my life. I got past giving up a lot of bad foods, and now I am well on my way to a healthier me.
My only problem? I don’t get this whole “healthy eating” thing. I mean what is healthy eating really? Is it eating organic? Is it eating fat-free? Is it eating lots of fruits and vegetables? The questions in my mind pile up. It seems to me that people have really made eating healthy harder than it is.
Nowadays we have gluten-free diets, expensive organic foods, and “health” foods that are supposed to be good for you, but that no one has ever heard of. What are we to do? Which is the right way to go? Can we really eat healthy?
I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to buy all organic. I don’t know much about the gluten-free diets, but it seems like it cuts out things that others say are supposed to be healthy like wheat and grains. Is anyone else as confused as me?
So what about YOU? What does eating healthy mean to you? What kinds of foods do you buy to stay healthy?