It goes without saying that the food choices you make today impact how healthy you'll be tomorrow, next year, five years, 10 years, 30 years from now. A piss-poor diet full of sugary, salty, greasy food today--unless you are unbelievably genetically gifted--will lead to diseases of lifestyle, like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, limited mobility, and even a shortened life. And yet, it's so difficult for many of us to give up those especially delicious convenience foods that surround us 24/7. It's not just the drive through: Hot Pockets, candy bars disguised as "energy bars," sugar-loaded yogurts, frozen chicken patties, snack-cakes, macaroni and cheese, and lunch meats are key parts of the American diet, and are a nutrition nightmare.
The great news is that eating a nutritious diet is a reward in and of itself: A diet loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables, seeds and nuts, beans, whole grains and proteins is a treat! The challenge is creating new habits around those foods--and ditching the habits around those highly processed convenience foods.
As you shop and prepare meals, I encourage you to eat today like you give a damn about the future! And if you need support in making this change, let's talk about it.