We all know that healthy living is what we should strive for. However, many of us are only looking for the easy fix. We choose the quick weight loss diet, liposuction, or even plastic surgery of some kind. Most diets actually force your body into “starvation” mode. You may lose weight at first but eventually your metabolism plummets and you will stop losing weight. Many of us, myself included, inevitably go right back to eating the way we always have and are shocked and appalled to find that we have gained all of our weight back, plus interest!
A healthy food plan, not a temporary diet, is of paramount importance. If I choose to eat at McDonald’s, Burger King, Jack-in-the-Box, Hardees, etc. I will be putting myself at risk of developing diabetes, or dying of a stroke and/or a heart attack due to my risk of developing obesity and elevated cholesterol levels. In contrast, if my diet consistsof fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and liquid multivitamin supplementation, I am giving myself a fighting chance at longevity.
Have you ever seen an obese 85-year-old? I haven’t ! Keeping this fact in mind, it is important that we find a form of exercise we enjoy without claiming that we are too tired, don’t have time, don’t like to exercise, or can’t afford to go to the gym. Exercise releases endorphins and gives you energy and you don’t need to go to the gym. You cansimply put on your tennis shoes and head out the front door.
So put on your tennis shoes, walk to your local grocery store and fill your shopping cart with heart-healthy foods. Also, I recommend supplementing your diet with vitamins, always in liquid form. A liquid multivitamin will fill in the nutritional gaps in your diet while offering up to 95% absorption.