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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Check Your Fruit and Veggie Consumption...Really....

While it appears that Fruit and Vegetable Consumption really is down everywhere, what will it take to change that latest finding from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)? It seems that apparently there is not enough reason to make the change. Upon looking at the latest preventable chronic diseases that we currently have worldwide, you'd think that eating your fruits and veggies is good enough reason to make a positive change that will add quality years to a healthy, good life. 

Understandably, it can be hard to make the change to eating a meal with half fruits/veggies on one's plate; especially, if you haven't grown up eating that way, right? But, how is it that there are those people that don't necessarily grow up eating fruits and vegetables regularly, yet they make the change necessary knowing it will only benefit their health in the end? Do they have more will power than another or do they just train themselves to be that way? Isn't the reward of knowing you are successfully transforming yourself as we speak by following a sensible, non-crazy diet that just needs a "little tweaking" to really make it work worth it in the end? 

Don't get me wrong, even if you were fortunate to have grown up in a family where there was an emphasis on unprocessed foods with plenty of fruits and veggies as a regular staple -- it still can be hard to be a consistent healthy eater. But, its helpful to buddy up with a friend or loved one to help each other and support each other in making wiser food decisions. Guaranteed -- satisfaction can and will be found if becoming accountable for what we eat and drink is measured. In just visualizing that your clothes fit looser or that you look better in your cool summer clothes isn't incentive enough to make change, than what will? 


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