I’ve been overweight most of my adult life. Why, you ask? Well, isn’t it obvious, I’ve been putting too much of the wrong food in my mouth for too long.
When I was young I loved fast food and sugary drinks; Big Macs, Whoppers, French Fries, Carne Asada Burritos, Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper. Then in college I happily consumed larger than normal amounts of beer and pizza. What else do you consume in college?
But I always got myself in shape for Spring Training. My final Spring Training I weighed in at 210 lbs. However after my minor league baseball career came to an end I found myself sitting at a desk for eight hours a day putting on weight; eventually reaching 305 lbs after a cross country move in 2005.
I gained so much weight because I didn’t know the right foods to eat – like many.
Think about it, for every nutritional expert there is a different opinion on what is, and what is not, healthy. Infomercial after infomercial, book after book highlighting various dieting techniques that promise the perfect physique but never deliver.
Even the so called experts disagree.
For example some experts say meat is healthy, some say it’s not; same with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fats, legumes etc. They talk about calories, what to eat and when to eat it, fasting, gorging and on and on it goes.
All of this information is too confusing. If the experts disagree, how is the average person supposed to know?
I’m happy to report that at the age of 42 I finally discovered the secret to healthy living without engaging in extreme fad dieting or killing myself at the gym.
The secret to healthy living is eating the right foods you love most of the time and staying active. It’s really that simple.
Knowledge Is King
I’m not overweight any more. For the past year and a half I’ve maintained a healthy weight with very little work. I love living this way.
How did I finally discover how to live healthy after struggling for so long? I learned what to eat and what not to eat.
Being healthy is about having the right information to make informed decisions. I’m going to share with you, through a series of blog posts what I have learned and more importantly what is working.
The best part is that you too can put what you learn into practice right away.
I recommend after you read each post, make a list of the foods I highlight, visit your local grocery store and then let your next meal be your first step toward a healthy lifestyle.
When you eat healthy you never have to worry about your weight again.
Not A Sales Pitch
Finally, this is not a sales pitch. I’m not going to ask you to sign-up for my six week boot camp or buy a bottle of pills. I always find it a bit disingenuous that everytime someone finds the so called secret to healthy living they turn it into a money making opportunity.
I believe the best things in life are free and that includes being healthy.
Eat Lofty – Healthy Living Part 2
In my next post I will chronicle my journey to discovering how to eat the right foods and eliminate the wrong foods.