Yesterday I found myself lost in the vortex of YouTube watching a video of someone explaining their new lifestyle choices. No idea how I got there, but I’m so glad I did! The person went on to explain how they had cut out junk food, fast food, soda, candy, etc. from their diet and started exercising more and eating more vegetables, fresh lean meats and overall more fresh and healthy food. They then went on to note the weight loss they’d experienced, the complete lack of cravings for sugary/junky food anymore, as well as an increase in energy, skin quality and just general feeling of well-being.
I couldn’t help but be impressed that they (1) recognized the negative effects their previous behaviours were having, (2) took personal initiative to make a change, (3) have now realized the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle and (4) chose to share their experience with the world. It is such a simple, yet important message to share!
I think that all too often people have a tendency to overthink the concept of moving towards a healthier lifestyle. There is no calorie counting algorithm that you need to follow, no need to eat only salad for the rest of your life and no need to work out eight hours a day, seven days a week. Slowly ease back on the junk food, increase your intake of “real” food, be a little more active and the rest will follow!
What is real food? Real food IS ingredients.
I love finding things like this video because I think they are a great and often needed reminder of the importance of making healthier lifestyle choices!
Here are a few more “eat real food” thoughts I am loving right now!
And my all-time favourite:
Have you started a journey to healthier living?