Step away from the Twinkie

April 17, 2013 Blogs, Former Pioneer Staff Print Print
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Lately, I have been thinking about what I eat and how it affects my body. Eating healthy can be beneficial in so many ways, yet many of us don’t.

Diabetes runs in my family, so I have a double incentive to watch what I eat but I often don’t. When I have a good day with my yogurt breakfast, salad for lunch and chicken for dinner I feel so energized.

So why do I often choose unhealthy foods? Is that candy bar really worth it? It will not give my body the nutrients needed to face my day. It won’t benefit me in any way except that it tastes good.

I have decided to strengthen my efforts and choose nutritious foods over the fatty. How much would I be able to accomplish with the right things going in?

As many say “What goes in comes out.” If I am putting greasy burgers and snack food junk in, what does that mean is coming out? No wonder I feel sluggish and tired all day.

I often view eating a meal as a thing of the moment, when in reality, depending on my food choices, it can affect my life positively or negatively.

If I eat strawberries instead of Twinkies I am gaining a healthier future without a test strip and pills before every meal. I also am giving my children a healthy future by modeling the right food choices, instead of watching them turn into a Jerry Springer “My Kid is Dangerously Fat” show. If I eat right, I will sleep better and those two things will combine to make me a better functioning person.

From now on I will remind myself — that bite is going to be with me forever. Do I really want to eat it?

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