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Thursday, March 1, 2007

Worthy Goal-Eating Better

I've been trying to watch what I eat a little more. I've also tried to cut out more processed foods. Talk about a battle. It's a tough change to start reading labels on everything you eat and watch what is really going into your body. With so many processed and chemically altered foods, you can't fall asleep at all when trying to decide what to eat. I also didn't realize just how much sugar or sugar substitutes are in everything. It's so much harder to not eat sugar or sweeteners than just not thinking about it. But eating better is a worthy goal. In America it's almost an opposite problem than what much of the world is dealing with. Here we have too much food and it's a challenge of not eating it all whereas in so many other places there is simply a food shortage. Unfortunately Americans are generally (according to numerous studies) in poor health and shape. We can change this by trying to make smarter choices about what we decide to consume. So if you're like me and aren't really up to speed on food, do some reading and get ready to be shocked. You'll be surprised by some of the information regarding certain side effects of eating what is in the everyday diet of the common American. And then begin to make some changes (this is definitely the harder part). Good luck on your journey!

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