05 : Eat Healthy

This is the fifth in a series of (hopefully) 52 posts related to the book Every Monday Matters. I'd love it if some other people wanted to go through the book with me. Contact me if you're interested.

How often do you stop and think about what you’re eating?

What you’re putting into your body?

400,000 people die every year from poor eating habits or laziness.

You deserve to be in good health.

Recently I’ve really been trying to keep track of what I eat. How many calories I take in a day, how much sodium, trans-fat, saturated fat, cholesterol… The things that really matter.

For awhile I was really trying hard to work out every day. That didn’t last too long.

But it’s not difficult to just keep track of what you’re eating. You know, even keeping a journal of everything that you eat for a week. You’ll really be surprised and how MUCH it is.

I know I was surprised with how much I ate in a day.

And once you know you can work to change it. Making better habits, eating different kinds of foods.

Put down the ice cream scoop.

And being healthier feels better.

For the past six months or so, I’ve been really careful about the kinds of foods that I eat, how much I eat, and how often I eat. And I’ve noticed a little bit of a difference in my weight, but I’ve noticed a big difference in how much energy I have and even my attitude. I feel better during the day.

And drink a lot of water, because a lot of times when you feel hungry, you’re actually just thirsty.

So try it.

Keep track of what you’re eating, and try and eat healthier.

Eat to live. Don’t live to eat.