I’ve been on a journey in search of health and happiness for months now. I can happily report that both those aspects of my life have improved greatly but of course this is the kind of journey that never has a definitive end, there’s always room for self improvement, there’s always ways to find greater happiness in life.
The biggest change I’ve made is my diet. Honestly I didn’t think my diet was all that bad, I wasn’t gaining weight, I was eating my three meals a day but when I took the time to really evaluate how I ate I realised how poor my it really was.
How did I change? Cut out the processed frozen meals, yes they’re really convenient to just shove in the oven after work and they’re usually pretty cheap too BUT there’s words in the ingredients list that I can’t even pronounce! Good rule of thumb, if you can’t say you don’t eat it.
Upped my veggie intake, there’s loads of veg I enjoy, so stop saying there’s no point cooking it because you’re the only one who’ll eat it!! Be selfish on this one, cook a big pan of peas and sweetcorn and ignore Jonathan when he says how disgusting they taste!
Downfall, thy name is full sugar Coke. A can a day, really? How stupid, put the can down and walk away! That fuzzy feeling it leaves on your teeth isn’t pleasant and if it’s doing that to your teeth what’s it doing to your insides? No more of that missy!
Basically my final decision was to eat as clean as I could, it isn’t easy, we’ve been raised on processed connivence food and snacking on junk. It’s very difficult to change life long habits and although I’ve been doing this for almost six months I still have bad days. Some days I fall off the wagon and buy myself a microwavable ‘quickie tea’ and I usually feel awful afterwards but tomorrow is a new start and a chance to try again.
Since I’ve started eating a clean and more natural diet my mood and outlook and attitude and energy and EVERYTHING have improved greatly. My body isn’t made lethargic by struggling to digest the indigestible, I’m giving it healthy fuel and my health is the best it’s been for years.