Sometimes I think I have seen it all, sometimes I think I know it all, and most times, I realize I’m too young to boast either of these feats. It’s one of those moments you have when you realize you are a student of the world, and although someday you may become a teacher, you still have a lot more to learn. This week, I was schooled about food.
If you have been reading regularly (and you have good retention of information), you would know that when I say good food, I mean food that is equally healthy and tasty. And by healthy, I don’t mean there is a lack of butter or any nonsense like that, I mean it is unprocessed, all natural food, which in a sense, is quite healthy. That is why good food is so conveniently inconvenient. It is the most expensive, involves prep work, patience, and often times, transportation to get to. Thus, it’s the bad food that is the most inconveniently convenient food out there- you can find it at your local marts, in vending machines; the most easily accessible places. Stuck in the middle of nowhere on a highway, pull on over at a gas station, it is a storehouse of some of the most notoriously bad food out there.
So, say I have been eating good food my entire life, which is mostly true (I told you I am a food snob!), I have evidence to back my arguments! My love of good food has made me healthier than the average person, in fact my cholesterol is lower than most people in America, including teenagers. There are two types of cholesterol, LDL- the bad stuff, and HDL- the good stuff. Now let’s move on to lipids. Having good cholesterol will hopefully be accompanied by a healthy amount of lipid reserves. If you have this, you will maintain and expand neural functioning- your brain will be happy. You will also have energy reserves, for heating your skin when it is cold, or for functioning without food for a few days. Now I could even get more technical, but the point is- eating natural foods is proven to be better for you. Ha!
So two more things to say- first, as per my plan stated last post, 6 pounds have said goodbye, 3 per week. And no, fat was not omitted, nor was chocolate, but exercised were moderation and understanding of the food pyramid and what it is all about. Also nice long walks wearing headphones and dreaming up more maybe situations, but I’ll save those for a later post.
Lastly, make good food convenient, although the food industry does it’s darndest to make it as inconvenient as possible. Go forth, and storm the supermarkets, make requests, put up a fuss. Because at the end of the day, the way you eat dictates the way you live. A good life is made by good food.
So that is it for now! Until next time,