I love the reactions I get when people talk to me about health issues and the first question I ask them is, “How’s your diet?”
I usually get the deer-in-the-headlights look, or they look down at the floor.
That good, huh?
Now, most people realize that nutrients are important.
But the problem is that there are sneaky little excuses that pop up in your mind and prevent you from eating as healthy as you should.
Let’s look at six of the most common excuses for a bad diet and explore ways to blast through them and promote better health.
Excuse #1: “I don’t have time to cook healthy meals.”
Really? No time whatsoever?
But you have time to watch your favorite shows, post selfies to Facebook and sit in line at McDonald’s.
There are 10,080 minutes in a week. Many healthy meals can be prepared in 30 minutes or less.
Do the math and admit that you have time to make healthy meals.
Excuse #2: “I work out.”
The benefits of regular exercise are enormous and include:
- Strong heart health and lower blood pressure
- Weight loss
- Better sleep
- Stress reduction
- Better mental focus and improved mood
- Fewer aches and pains
- More energy
But every single one of those benefits can be undone by an unhealthy diet!
Exercise is supposed to complement a healthy diet—not be an excuse to eat poorly and justify it because you work out.
Excuse #3: “I’m stressed out.”
Chronic stress makes us eat more because the repeated secretions of the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol increase your appetite…especially for refined carbs like cookies, crackers, bread, chips and candy.
But being stressed is never a valid excuse for a poor diet. Deal with your stress instead.
Excuse #4: “My medication will help.”
Although medications may help with a given health challenge, that’s still not a green light to eat whatever you want!
Statins are a perfect example.
A recent study found that people who took statins in 2009-2010 consumed more fat and calories than those who took the drugs just 10 years ago.
The researchers concluded that current statin users don't feel compelled to reduce their calorie and fat intake or to lose weight, since the drugs will make sure their cholesterol is good.
Medications can never undo the effects of a bad diet.
Excuse #5: “I take a daily multi-vitamin.”
Vitamins are designed to supplement a healthy diet—not to be a replacement for a healthy diet, or worse yet, to undo the effects of an unhealthy diet!
Excuse #6: “I’m not overweight.”
So what’s your point?
There are a great number of thin people in the world who are among the unhealthiest people in the world.
Although a slim bodyweight is desirable because it prevents the challenges associated with excess weight, it in no way guarantees that you are healthy.
No more excuses!
The good news is it’s easy to enjoy a healthy diet that tastes great, as well as to help undo the effects of a bad diet you may have had in the past.
Here’s all you need to do:
1. Eat REAL foods
At least 80 percent of what you eat should be real foods.
"Real foods" include fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and poultry, fish, whole grains, dairy, eggs and good fats like olive oil and real butter.
Real foods does NOT include anything in a package with a long list of ingredients that you can’t pronounce.
When you eat real foods, your body can get properly nourished and you can start seeing some welcome changes:
- You can get full faster and stay full longer (which can help you lose those extra pounds).
- You can have better energy all day and be less likely to indulge in unhealthy snacks like soda, coffee or sweets.
- Your body’s systems will have the nutrients they need to work as they’re supposed to, which makes you a less attractive home for disease.
- Your immune system can stay strong and able to protect you from sickness.
Now that’s healthy!
2. Make sure your digestion is efficient
If your foods are not broken down like they should be, you won’t get the maximum nutrition from them…and that can spell deficiency and disease.
In addition, poor digestion leads to waste buildup in your colon which can cause harmful bacteria overgrowth, weaken your immune system and make constipation your regular companion.
Accomplishing efficient digestion isn't difficult--it's just is a matter of eating foods that break down easier together, and giving your body assistance if needed.
Here’s the scoop on both.
Part 1- The right combinations of foods:
The Great Taste No Pain system shows you how to structure meals (featuring delicious good-for-you foods) that help encourage more sound digestion, which means more regular BMs and less gas and bloating!
And it really delivers on the great taste too—the plan features many easy, scrumptious recipes.
If gluten is a concern for you, there's also Great Taste No Gluten.
You'll learn the same food pairing principles as in Great Taste No Pain, plus get a collection of outstanding gluten free recipes and guides for staying gluten free.
Part 2- Digestive assistance:
Many people who have had a poor diet may have challenges in producing adequate digestive enzymes. That means poor digestion and an invitation for health problems.
Plus some people "fall off the healthy wagon" now and then...so they need a little digestive boost during moments of weakness.
The help you need is right here--with Digestizol Max.
Digestizol Max helps your body break down all kinds of foods--proteins, fats, carbs, fiber and more--and conserves your precious enzyme-making resources.
And it’s now $5 off for a limitedtime only, so take advantage of this special offer!
3- Help your gut flora recover
A bad diet is not only detrimental to your health, but it’s also murder on your friendly gut flora!
And considering this is where 70 percent of your immune system resides, you need to make sure yours is in tip-top shape.
That's why supplementation with a top-quality multi-strain formula like Super Shield can benefit SO many people.
Super Shield contains 13 strains of potent beneficial bacteria that each has their own specialty in how they help to encourage good health and support your immune system.
No more making excuses!
It’s time for you to make a commitment to a healthy diet…for life.
See for yourself the difference it can make in how you feel.