In today’s society we have experienced a change in our food quality and the portions we intake on a daily basis; therefore, these impacts are the main causes for people’s health issues.
Companies have now begun to package foods in a plastic wrapper and use a chemical called preservatives in order for the product to have a longer “lifespan”. But in reality it is shortening our lifespan.
Foods that have nutrients are not meant to be suffocated in a plastic bag or contain added substances. Think of lettuce, if a person were to put lettuce in a plastic bag and leave it in the fridge it would last about three days before it began to turn brown, but other foods, such as protein bars and chips, can last up to a year before it goes bad.
In addition, canned foods are a major health risk because it consists of BPA, known as bisphenol, a chemical which is found in plastics as well. Too much intake of BPA can result in major health risks down the road. Nonetheless, these unhealthy food products have taken over our bodies well being. But it is not too late to change these eating habits.
It starts from within, no one else can make this change besides you. In order to live a happy life, it begins with reducing your intake of unhealthy food products and materials that your food is packaged in. You probably have noticed after eating a store bought piece of cake that you experience tiredness and a bloated stomach, this is due to the amount of sugar and lack of fiber, protein, and minerals.
But have you ever ate a crisp fresh apple and got a burst of energy and felt refreshed? That is because it has natural sugars and has great nutrients. Feeding your body what it needs has the ability to not only manage weight loss but can also minimize your doctor visits (an apple a day keeps the doctor away).
Being unhealthy is very expensive: the constant doctor appointments and medications prescribed will outweigh the amount of money you can potentially spend on groceries. Incidentally, it is important that you purchase foods that are organic because too much chemically processed foods can result in a high intake of sodium, added sugars, and unhealthy fats.
These characteristics can lead to severe health risks which include failure in metabolism, heart disease, and cancer. Therefore, it is considered better to eat foods that are mechanical processing because this contains less sugar and is a single ingredient food with no added preservatives. Unlike chemical foods, mechanical foods will make you feel radiant on the inside and out.
We live in a consumer era where we are gullible in believing slimming creams, diet pills, weight loss powder, and cosmetic surgery have the capability in shredding fat that can not be burned while working out. Advertisements do a great job in convincing customers that these methods will actually work without having to pick up a single weight or go for a walk.
The main goal is achieving a healthy and beautiful body, therefore, anyone is willing to purchase a product that is capable of making them feel beautiful on the inside and out. Our generation is constantly being reminded by advertisements and celebrities because they are wherever we go: billboards, television, magazines, social media, and etc. As we may have experienced it can affect the way we see ourselves and although we want to see a change it can be hard because we have such little time in the day. However, it starts by eating healthy and finding 40-60 minutes a day for physical exercise.
Although, exercising has the ability to get you that body you are looking for, it is just as or even more important to be eating the right foods. Start the day by not eating until 11am and working out on an empty stomach as soon as you wake up. This gives your body a chance to burn calories, improves glucose homeostasis, increases energy, decreases stress, and lowers blood pressure levels. Also known to most people as intermittent fasting which is longer than an overnight fast (when you are sleeping).
This fast ranges 16-18 hours, giving you a more accessible diet. In addition, it is important to keep food portions smaller and more nutritious. For instance if you are a coffee drinker make sure to keep it black and keep the extra sugar out of your cup. Snacking is not a bad thing as long as it is in moderation, as soon as snacking becomes a meal is when we run into problems. Snacks should involve a piece of fruit, nuts, or a spoonful of peanut butter. Nonetheless, always stay hydrated and drink more water than you think you need, and it is often claimed that water can help weight loss. Drinking water can boost your metabolism and has the potential to clear your skin.
Now that your body is feeling healthy and strong, it is time to hit the gym. It is very important to exercise on a daily basis in order to get your heart rate up. If you are looking to shed a few pounds, do a high intensity training (HIT). This is a shorter workout but maintains a consistent heart rate up. Keeping your heart rate up during your workouts will help burn calories throughout the day.
However, if you are someone who isn’t looking for weight loss and wants to exercise for strictly health benefits then you may consider water aerobics, yoga, walking on a treadmill, or light weights. This will get the heart rate up as well but without the extra strain on the body. No matter what workout fits your needs, it is important that you recover your body by drinking plenty of water, stretching, and eating foods that are high in protein so that your muscles have the ability to remain strong and fit.
Overall, the information given is not asking you to change your lifestyle completely but is encouraging you to be more aware of what your body needs in order to help prolong a happy and healthy life.