Personal Responsibility

We live in a day and age of convenience. This convenience has somehow become an acceptable reason to deny our personal responsibility to take care of ourselves and make educated decisions about our health and the quality of our lives in general.

Television bombards us with quick fixes for all that ails us. The internet enables us to deny social responsibility. Weight loss food systems offer an excuse for not getting proper, healthy, unprocessed foods. Expensive fitness centers and health clubs abound; with a large majority of people never fulfilling their memberships. Reality shows offer distraction from the glaring truths we want to avoid and ignore.

I consult with people all the time who seriously state they can't afford to eat healthy, they don't have time to call a relative or a's quicker to text, they can't afford to exercise. The list and the excuses go on and on.

The truth is it is very simple to eat healthy when you break the tradition of eating the way we grew up eating. There are to many food combinations and portions are far to big. The solution is simple: eat either a vegetable and a protein or a vegetable and a starch with your portions controlled. Proteins and carb dishes should be no more than 3 ounces. It's simple and it's easy. Steaming, sauteeing, grilling/broiling, baking are healthy ways to prepare our food and leave a small amount of cleanup. Best of all it's not expensive to eat this way!

If you are lifting laundry baskets, vacuuming and doing yard work there is your workout and exercise.

It's all about changing how we think about things.
8/30/2011 9:59:00 AM
Rachel Lynn
Written by Rachel Lynn
Reiki, Swedish Massage, Chair Massage, Reflexology, and alternative therapies; including Stress Reduction and Detoxification.
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