Talking nutrition, I often try to find good analogies for people to think about, as it makes the job of totalling someone’s idea of proper nutrition and rebuilding their brain to think of food in terms of fuel.
The best one I have made light bulbs go off with is the comparison between racing vehicles, particularly a top fuel car vs a weekend warrior dirt track mobile.
Now both of them take lots of money to run and race. Think about the time it takes to travel to the tracks, run the car for a certain time and win or lose. The same can be said for the athletes, or anyone else’s body.
Some people can get away with eating anything and everything. They are true exceptions to the rule, and even then overtime, they will succumb to prior poor nutrition choices. As science finds more links between disease and poor diets, we should revert back to a way of eating our ancestors knew worked:
The closer you get to the food being fresh, the more nutrients it has. The more nutrients it has, the more you are likely to absorb. Keep in mind that just because the label says it is high in this or that, the human body was made to digest natural products in order to break them down into useable energy and nutrient sources. Without the proper conversion and usability of food to energy and absorbable vitamins, minerals and amino acids, the fuel source is useless.
Its like putting 87 octane into a NASCAR vehicle. Sure it may get the engine running, but it won’t be the best choice for performance, and overtime it will clog the engine and fuel lines. (heart and vessels)
Now comes the point of cost. Sure, 90 octane gas costs more than 87 (short term comparison) but if you look around you may find a cheaper source of fuel. Same goes for food. A lot of people say they cant afford to eat healthy, its just too expensive.
Is it more expensive now in the short term, or is it more expensive later in life when you suffer from sort of disease?
Cost vs benefit.
Shop around in stores to find better deals on good food. Make friends with the butcher in your grocery store. Buy in bulk and freeze what you dont use. Now the only thing to whine about is time. Time to drive around, time to defrost, time to cook, time to eat etc.
Time to change your mind to change your body. If you don’t care, then why are you reading this?
Stop making excuses and starting making progress.