Quit complicating your life with convoluted diets. Get back to the simple life with fresh fruits and produce
It seems like every other day there is some new diet or weight loss trend that goes viral, making its way to the masses via smart phone or TV. The diet trend becomes a marketing strategy to exploit and ways to enable the diet ends on grocery store shelves in the form of some sort of altered franken-food. These foods promise ultimate health and weight loss yet might not be the best thing for you. Most of us are very familiar with these fads because most of us have either tried them, or we know someone intimately who has tried them. There is the low fat, the low carb, the food containers, the calorie counting, and the points system, just to name a few. No wonder yo-yo dieting, obesity, disordered eating, and type 2 diabetes are at an all-time high. Most of us are just plain confused and disconnected with what to eat, how to eat, and why to eat. The confusion around eating and health is enough to cause chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. Oh wait, many of us deal with that, too.
We need to take a giant step back and take a long, deep breath. We need to reconnect with ourselves, our bodies, our minds, and our spirituality and tune into the fact that the answers to health and wellbeing are at our fingertips in the simplest of forms. It’s human nature, especially when we are struggling, to search for this unforeseen magic key that will unlock the formula for ultimate and lasting weight loss. The thing is, there is a simple solution. It’s so simple that it is often overlooked.
The key to amazing health and wellness is found in abundance in humble foods. Fresh fruits and vegetables hold the key to increased energy, ongoing detoxification, blood sugar stability, combating free radicals, keeping inflammation at bay, and reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. Want a magic trick? Make a fresh green smoothie, filled with antioxidants and vitamins and minerals to rocket boost your energy for the day. Want to stabilize blood sugar levels? Eat a fresh, juicy apple, filled with fiber and pectin for gut and bowel support, and chromium to help with cravings. Feeling sluggish? Put that energy drink down and squeeze a lemon into your water to support your liver function which increases your energy levels. Most of the answers to wellness secrets can be found in your local produce department, or, better yet, your local farmer’s market.
Simplicity is the spice of life. Simple whole fresh food does amazing things to your body, mind, and soul. People make things so complicated to the point of madness. Want ultimate health? Stop the madness and think simple. Look to whole fresh foods as your first and foremost strategy for achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle. Ignore all of the diet hype and fads that circle round and round. Get off the merry-go-round of diet madness and walk a path of simple, free health.
Cheers to you!