We are all victims of a modern world. Our time has become more limited with each passing year and life’s commitments take their toll on our diets and in return, or health. Eating seems to become something that just has to be done. Often times we find ourselves pulling into the drive-thru window of the local fast-food joint just to get some food in. Sometimes we can even forget to eat at all and wonder why we are experiencing low levels of energy and getting sick.
If you are tired of being at the mercy of your schedule and want to prioritize your health for a lifestyle change, then it’s time to start cooking and eating at home. Relax, it’s not as bad as you think. Cooking can be very therapeutic. At the end of the day you might not want to come home to cook a meal but if you frame it in your mind as a task worth doing, then you will feel inspired and rejuvenated when you fire up the grill.
Eating badly can take its toll on our physique. By eating at home you can eat healthier and lose that excess body fat you have been wanting to get rid off for ages.
The United States has the highest levels of obesity and diabetes in the world. Both of these health disorders are a result of a poor diet and lack of exercise. According to the CDC, more than 2 in every three adults are considered obese or overweight.
The industrial food system has robbed the average American of a nutritious, healthy diet and instead replaced it with food addictions to sugar, salt, and saturated fat. These three killers are the primary cause of inflammation in the body and decreased immune system efficiency. Together the three form a perfect storm of negative health conditions that can leave you out of shape and with declining levels of health which may result in heart disease and other health risks.
Taking the time to do it right
Cooking does require a bit of preparation. Make sure you plan out your shopping list well ahead of time and then stick to it when you are in the store. Plan your diet out for the week and prepare anything you can in advance the day before to minimize your time in the kitchen.
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Eating out is costing you your health
The negative health effects of eating out may never even cross your mind. However, you can be assured that they are there, lurking under the surface in your blood work. Your health markers should be analyzed by your doctor once a year using a blood screen. Your bloodwork will show the real deal of the state of your health.
Diets that have a lot of fast food tend to show elevated markers of blood lipids (cholesterol) Blood sugar and blood pressure. These three risk factors are the primary causes of hypertension, stroke and heart attack. It’s time to change your lifestyle for the benefit of your future health.