Is eating healthy more expensive? Why do so many of us think it is and use it as an obstacle to feeling truly amazing, energized and happy in our lives?
In this post, I am summarizing a video chat I did on my YouTube Channel with Luis Cruz from Nutrition Therapy. We are busting common health myths and sharing our thoughts on what it takes to truly become healthier.
Watch the full video or read on below…
First, I have to give credit to my friend Julie from Raise Your Resilience for Fewer Migraines for summarizing the key points from this video. If you suffer from migraines, make sure to join her group and check out her health-changing programs!
So, why do people think eating healthy is more expensive?
Need more money
One way to eat more healthy that most people will agree with is to start adding more fresh produce to your diet. However, a common mistake with this is that people will go overboard and buy more fresh produce that they can eat. This leads to spoilage and the perception that we spent a lot of money just to go to waste.
Unhealthy food is subsidized
Also, much of the unhealthy food is government subsidized. This enables companies to sell their food for much less than it is actually worth.
Must buy more
Most of us are used to filling up on protein-rich and fat-heavy foods. This leads us to believe that we’ll go hungry if we’re eating more produce.
However, when you’re giving your body what it needs (whole, nutrient-dense foods instead of processed) you’ll actually feel full and stay full longer.
There’s a common perception out there that eating healthy has to be complicated. We’re bombarded with ads:
- selling us special diet programs
- telling us what nutrients we need
- making healthy-eating appear like something only a health guru can figure out
But it doesn’t have to be complicated – JUST EAT REAL FOOD! And don’t look to ‘special diets’, especially ones that cut out whole food groups and may lead to deficiencies.
P.S. fruits and vegetables are ‘carbs’...
And where will you get your protein?
Massive health myth we all need to shatter now: humans need lots of protein.
This is a whole other post / video on its own… for now, remember that you CAN get enough protein by eating plant-based. What your body really wants and needs are amino acids. These are abundant in fruits and vegetables.
Hope this helps!
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