This is a guest blog by a new friend Nick Pinault –

Are these evil foods?

Avoid This Big Mistake When Eating Healthy

 

I was freaking out. Literally.

And it didn’t feel good at all.

I had just finished another documentary about our food supply, and just discovered that everything I had learned in the media was DEAD WRONG.

My entire world had just shifted around.

Artificial sweeteners caused cancer instead of making me lean. My favorite breakfast cereals were the worst breakfast I could ever eat. The fruits and veggies I had in my plate were sprayed with pesticides, herbicides and other nasty chemicals. GMOs were lurking somewhere in my pantry, waiting to get me for good.

“Every food around is bad. What CAN I eat?”

“I guess I’ll just drink water…”

I was satisfied with this for a couple hours, until I read an article about tap water and how it now contains traces of birth control pills and aspartame that’s not filtered at the water treatment plant.

I was freaking out. That was the real problem.

This “freaking-out-ness” is the #1 reason people fail to get the body they want and let stress take over their life.

Food around us is screwed up. That’s a fact.

Our food supply is “contaminated” with bad stuff, and corporations won’t stop making money just to make you healthier anytime soon.

How you react to this sad reality will dictate how lean or how healthy you will ever get:

Option #1: Freak out. Try to change every single food you eat overnight, and develop a really unhealthy relationship with food where you consider “bad food” evil, and feel guilty every time you eat something that’s “forbidden”.

Option #2: Understand that all these chemicals and nasty foods will not only NEVER kill you instantly, but that eating them do not define who you are.

Then, follow this blueprint to a “freak-out-free” life:

A) Get educated. Stop trusting everything you hear from the media, from me, or from anyone else. In my very biased opinion, Healthy or Not is the best resource for that.

B) Get real. You can’t change everything all at once. Focus on changing 1 thing every month, instead of throwing away 95{5b8e831512cf0c284f7edae7fc403e9a09e5b1736c5b1d60e4451a29dc064ebe} of what’s in your fridge and ending up feeling overwhelmed.

C) Get cooking. Stop focusing on how you can avoid this weekly night out with your friends. You can choose to make healthier choices at restaurant and drink one less beer, but nothing will make as much of a difference as what you eat during the week – 80{5b8e831512cf0c284f7edae7fc403e9a09e5b1736c5b1d60e4451a29dc064ebe} of the time.

Focus on changing your habits. Grab a new cookbook, and try things out. You’ll screw up. You’ll waste food. You’ll feel like this is taking all your time and energy. But you’ll get around it, and will start to like it a lot when people around you start to compliment you about your healthy and tasty meals.

While you’re at it, try to enjoy the process. Be curious. Be proud that you take action.

 

Keep it simple, healthy, and “freak-out-free”.

Nick

here’s Nick’s Blog: http://nickpineault.com

 

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