The phrase, “eating healthy is too expensive” causes such a deep visceral reaction in me that I literally see red. I have to take a beat and get to my zen place before I respond. We are a wasteful nation with horrible priorities. It frustrates me that people spend more on cars, than their own bodies. It saddens me that people can drop a wad on vacation, tanning package, and wardrobe included, but will consciously put toxins in their bodies. It’s acceptable to spend copious amounts of money on making a body look good, and completely disregard what it needs to function. Eating healthy doesn’t have to cost all that much, except that you’ll live longer…which costs money too. It is all about perspective. The money you spend at the grocery store, will save you money that you may otherwise spend at the doctor’s office, future prescriptions and heaven help any other malady you may come down with after eating crappy food and damaging your body for so long.
A body can not thrive on packaged, processed and chemically corrupted foods, or eating foods that make you feel ill afterwards, foods you may have a sensitivity to that subsequently run havoc on your body’s ability to function optimally. It is time to stop whining and start treating your body right.
I believe the body is a temple. It is the only tool we have to live our life to the fullest. It is a biological masterpiece that deserves the same luxury treatment you give your car, or your pet, or whatever other indulgence that takes precedence. It doesn’t have to be hard, we all have busy lives…but it does have to be a priority.