We used to think people in their 40s were ‘ancient’!
But times have changed and we’re now living longer with a much better life expectancy.
However, have you noticed that diseases like cancer, diabetes and heart disease have rocketed in the last 10-20 years?
In my grandparents’ day, you hardly heard of diabetes, especially Type II Diabetes.
So why have these diseases become so prevalent in recent times?
You could link it to the mass introduction of fast-food with burgers, fries, pasties, sausage rolls, pizzas, kebabs etc being the mainstay of many people’s diet.
I know a few people who frequent places like Greggs, McDonald’s, Burger King etc every day!
Can you imagine the effects on your body if you keep on shovelling in this manufactured garbage?
The old saying of ‘Rubbish in, rubbish out’ springs to my mind. You eat a whole load of rubbish and guess what? You feel sluggish, lethargic, lack energy and you generally get into a vicious circle of feeling unwell but still eat those ‘comfort’ foods to cheer you up.
The short term effects of eating this processed food are worrying enough but do you know what the long term effects are?
Well initially, you’ll most likely gain weight and develop visceral fat (fat around your belly).
Your weight will probably creep up without you really noticing too much until one day, you realise you’re a few stone overweight.
That’s alarming enough but then there are the knock-on effects – you suffer from more colds and flu, coughs, chest infections, aches and pains in your joints.
Your trips to your GP increase and you’re given antibiotics to combat the symptoms.
You put it all down to ‘There’s a bug going around’ so you were bound to catch something.
Now, I’m not here to be all doom and gloom! Far from it.
I’m just pointing out that what you eat is absolutely crucial to the state of your health. It makes perfect sense doesn’t it?
What if you ate more vegetables? What about juicing some fruit? How about increasing your water intake? Then there are the essential fats you’ve been missing out on?
When you start to get your diet in check, you can start to feel healthier. When you feel healthier, you can then tackle issues like weight gain.
When you watch your portion sizes and don’t eat too much in one sitting, you’ll soon realise that your body didn’t actually need all that food.
Your hormones will get back to normal and your body will start to work efficiently.
The weight will gradually decrease, your energy levels will rise and your self-confidence will soar once you start seeing the results of a healthier way of eating.
You see, eating a healthy diet full of leafy greens (cabbage, kale, spinach etc), fruit, essential fats (nuts, avocado, seeds, coconut oil), ‘good’ carbs (sweet potatoes, brown rice, quinoa), dairy replacements (almond milk, coconut milk, quark) and drinking more pure water WILL improve your health.
You will start to pick up less of those ‘bugs going around’ with less colds and flu.
You will start to feel alive and full of the joys of spring.
Combine all this with an effective exercise programme and you will begin to LOVE yourself again and other people will notice.
Imagine how that would make you feel.
Let’s make those changes TODAY. Don’t make excuses that put your health at risk. Have NO REGRETS.
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