The mainstream media is awash with dietary recommendations and promises for lasting health and wellness. Unfortunately, although well-intentioned and seemingly based upon sound dietary reasoning, the majority of such advice is, borrowing terms from our nation’s beloved dairy industry, pasteurized and homogenized to such a degree that it is hard to delineate the pertinent points that such messages conveys and integrate them into our unique circumstances. However, this doesn’t mean that all mainstream dietary suggestions are without merit. Actually, some messages are game-changers and credit must be given where credit is due. Case in point, the following video: this little video presents a few nuggets of dietary wisdom in an entertaining and engaging manner that can inspire even the most apathetic and uninvolved eaters.
What I find particularly appealing in this comedic approach to improving nutrition is that those just beginning to take an interest in their health may be better able to relate to the way the information is presented, and get a few giggles in too. Assuming, of course, that we are all able to keep our wits about us and recognize that replacing colorful vegetables with Skittles is probably not a good idea.
A few tidbits that I find especially valuable and, at the same time, somewhat humorous include:
- Don’t skip breakfast. Breakfast helps kick-start metabolism and reduces the likelihood that you’ll snack throughout the day. Also, did you know that chewing donuts burns calories?
- Stock your fridge with sturdy vegetables that don’t expire quickly like carrots or broccoli. That way, when you push past them to get to fatty better tasting stuff, you’ll feel guilty and eat less of it.
- Take extra time to chew thoroughly. This helps aid digestion and also reduces your likelihood of choking to death. Remember: 9 out of 10 doctors agree that death is bad for your health.
Point being, diet and nutrition look different for everyone and finding the approach that works best for each of us, whether it be plant-based or paleo, light-hearted or heavy, will facilitate greater improvements in health and well-being. When we are able to adopt sound nutritional advice in a manner that keeps us engaged emotionally and physically, we will better be able to reach our nutritional goals.
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