Friday, October 19, 2012
I am tracking my calories again, but tracking doesnít mean you can eat anything you want as long as it doesnít surpass your necessary calorie intake. Eating 2000 calories in donuts is not OK.
I am going to get a little extreme, which is not extreme for me in the sense that my 1800 Ė 2000 calories a day must be healthy and nutritious calories and sometimes organic when I feel itís warranted especially in meat products. I donít think we should be ingesting antibiotics, hormones and who knows what else. As an example in 1998 Ground Chuck was $1.82 per pound, today 14 years later you can buy hamburger at Wegmanís for $1.99 per pound. Did you ever stop and wonder how they could sell it for that price. Iím going to try and stop eating any processed foods which means I will have to do a lot more preparation and cooking but if I want to try and be healthy I guess this needs to be done. I donít think this is stuff you can do half way.
Letís face it, we donít spend enough time taking care of ourselves. We have this foolish idea that there isnít anything that canít be helped or cured by taking a pill, I guess all those pharmaceutical commercials do work.
Iím not buying anything anymore that has to be cooked in a microwave. I will try and avoid canned goods when I can, itís a lot harder than you think. I will avoid all the gimmicks like protein bars, shakes etc.
Eating healthy does costs more and is more time consuming but I think itís worth the effort. The real problem will be doing it. And tonight, tomorrow and everyday I will be faced with the opportunity to over eat or eat foods that we really donít want to know how they were produced because if we did we would never eat them. So my plan is to question everything I consume like it could kill me because the truth is the food industry, pharmaceutical companies and healthcare industries are killing us and making themselves very rich at our expense. This is hard just talking about it.