Stick to Simple Healthy Eating: beware of overpriced supplements
At this time of year, the ‘diet industry’ is in full swing.
They know that January is the month everyone joins a gym and buys into the latest fad diet, so they are pushing their weight loss solutions, pills and powders, superfoods and supplements like crazy this month.
Before you buy anything, understand that the prices they charge for these things are utterly disproportionate to the benefits they offer to you.
Don’t scrimp at the supermarket because you have blown all your disposable income on supplements or diet aids!!
I cannot stress this point enough, so let me repeat it over and again, I shall say this as many ways as I can to help you understand it.
In grossly simplified terms, look at it like this:
- 60% of your “health results” will come from EATING a CLEAN DIET - dump all the junk and sugar, stay well hydrated, breath clean fresh air, and just eat REAL, fresh, WHOLE foods
- 39% of your “health results” will come from regular, varied exercise. Get outside every day and move and use your body. Do some ‘cardio’ and some ‘weights’ - at whatever level of ability works for you
- 1% of your “health results” at most will come down to supplements. AT BEST
So don’t blow your food shopping budget on overpriced supplements.
Please, take ten minutes to read this previous post: https://mothernaturesdiet.me/2013/10/12/beware-of-health-and-wellness-industry-rip-offs/
Supplements costing 50 times (per pound) the price of good fresh organic whole foods!!!
The fresh organic vegetables will deliver ten times as many health benefits to your body as the highly-processed supplements. I challenge any qualified medical professional in the world to disagree with me here and prove me wrong.
Spend your money on whole, fresh organic vegetables, fresh fruits, organic free-range meat, fish and eggs, whole nuts and seeds, fresh natural produce.
Please, see supplements for what they are - “supplements”. They only SUPPLEMENT a healthy diet and lifestyle, they do not replace it. Sure they have a place, if someone has a specific weakness, condition or nutritional deficiency, then supplements can help ‘plug that gap’, but they should never form a central part of your diet. I see way too many people making ‘second rate’ food choices in the supermarket, saying they didn’t buy organic because of the cost, then paying out insane amounts of money for supplements, vitamin pills and diet aids.
Wise up folks, know that if it is packaged in a colourful presentation box, tub or bottle and advertised with a list of benefits and they are trying to sell it to you - then the profits are of more benefit to them, than the product is to you.
Don’t be ripped off - your good health is your FREE birth right, you should not have to dip your hand too deep into your pocket to ensure you are looking after your body correctly.
Eat REAL whole food. Exercise daily. Get outside in all weathers.
Read this blog often and stay on track!
Stay healthy, stay happy!