I've been thinking about nutrition more lately. It's become unfortunately clear to me that all those things people say about getting older and not being able to eat whatever you want, whenever you want with zero consequences anymore is a real thing. Since I want to try to make sure I stay nice and healthy and put off becoming a shrivelled, lumpy root who can't even stand up straight for as long as possible, then I guess riding my bike and doing yoga is no longer enough to put whatever the heck else I want in my body.
The thing is, everyone disagrees about what is actually healthy eating! Plus, they say things I don't want to hear, which his unpleasant! Thanks to Lifehacker, however, I now know that all nutrition experts agree about these three things:
Run away from sugar.
As they say in the Lifehacker article,"the only disagreement on sugar is whether it’s bad for you, or really bad for you."
Fun fact for the people who think honey is a "healthy alternative": it's still sugar. Just because it's not "processed" doesn't mean your body doesn't treat it exactly like sugar.
Flee from artificial trans fats.
I feel like this one is a gimme now. That's why every label says "trans fat free!" on it, in bold lettering surrounded by a starburst-like graphic to grab our attention.
This is the kicker. Gotta eat more vegetables. SIGH. Yep. Okay. It's not that I don't like vegetables, I do! I think they are tasty and fun. They just don't often leave me feeling all that full. Also, they go bad. You can't just stock up on a month's worth of vegetables the one day this month you have time to grocery shop and be done with it, can you?
But, as they say, where there's a will there's a way. I just need to summon all my will, make a plan, do some research on Pinterest (the font of all health wisdom), and get 'er going.