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Excuses for not eating healthily

veggies, vegetablesIn my articles, I take a lot of time talking about health and wellness. It is somewhat of an obsession of mine. I feel that healthy eating is the best way to address disease. It is even more important than exercise, in my humble opinion.
You cannot out-exercise a poor diet. That’s the bottom line. The healthier you eat, the better your entire self will be.
It’s easy to say this, though, and not as easy to do what it takes to eat healthily.

Excuses

Often people will come up with reasons why they don’t eat healthy options:
• It’s too expensive
• Healthy food doesn’t taste good
• It’s too much work
• I don’t have time to prepare healthy meals
The list goes on and on. But you do see that these are just excuses, right?

We all use them

I use them, too. I am not immune to using excuses. And there are some ways that I even agree in my heart with some of the excuses I listed.
One thing I can’t do, however, is to agree with those excuses in my brain. Because with knowledge comes the fact that we cannot deny the truth.

Let’s break those excuses downsteel cut oats, raisins, blueberries, nuts

Let’s look at #1, it’s too expensive.
Granted, in the short term, high-quality food, veggies, fruits, and the like do appear to cost more. But when you factor in all the disease-related costs associated with processed foods, well, isn’t a healthy salad with radishes and cucumbers and other healthy foods a lot cheaper?
Okay, so on to #2 which is one of my biggest complaints: healthy food doesn’t taste good.
It doesn’t take much to make healthy food taste good and it isn’t by adding fat, sugar, or salt either.
For breakfast most mornings I make oatmeal cereal which I prepare the night before. It combines steel-cut oats, flax seeds, chia seeds, and almond milk. I set that in the refrigerator overnight.
By itself, this combination would not be very tasty. It would be downright bland and tasteless.
But in the morning is when the magic happens!
I add a small number of almonds, cashews, and walnuts mixed with dried cranberries and raisins. Then to top it off, I add frozen blueberries.

Let the goodness reign

blueberriesAll I can say is this is MARVELOUS! It is filling, nutritional, and very flavorful. The best part is you can add whatever fruit you want. I choose blueberries because they are one of the healthiest fruits out there and they taste so good! I add them frozen because then it makes the whole thing like a frozen dessert!
There is no cooking involved. You dirty three dishes: the one you make the food in, the spoon you eat it with, and the measuring cup. That makes cleanup easy!
Those last items make the last two excuses—#3 and #4—moot points, as well.
We can make excuses or we can make changes.
Which one do you choose to do today?

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About the author

Karin Nauber is a professional journalist who has worked in the newspaper business for the past 25 years. She is also a grandmother who, along with her spouse, is raising one of their granddaughters. Karin has nine grandchildren with whom she enjoys spending as much time as possible. Karin also was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about 12 years ago and has faced many challenges with the disease.  If you would like to contact her, please do so at karin@diabeteshealthnuts.com.

6 thoughts on “Excuses for not eating healthily

  1. Interestingly I was having a discussion about this with someone today. 

    One of the reasons the person said it that ‘it costs money to eat healthily. Surely it costs more when the body begins to disintegrate as a result of a poor diet.

    The key is education. All the excuses mentioned above are will never change unless people are educated on healthy eating or eating for a healthy life.

    Lots of waste-reducing apps are available these days which enables people to eat quality foods from supermarkets that would have otherwise be sent to landfill sites.

    1. Thanks for visiting our site. It is so much easier to say that it costs too much to eat healthily than it is to check into it and find out that it actually costs less in the long run! The question really becomes, “Is your health worth the initial cost of eating healthy?” In my humble opinion, it is. Education is a great key to cutting down on the excuses!

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

  2. When we only look at the price of food, processed foods will always cost more. And they will be everywhere, making them super easy to buy. When we want to eat healthy, most of our time we have to get out of our way to buy it and to cap it all, it’s more expensive. But in the long run processed food ids the really expensive one because we pay with our own health.

    1. Thank you for visiting our site! You have got that right. Processed foods ultimately cost more. They are the easiest things to buy. They fill much of the traditional grocery store aisles. Part of the appeal is that they are so easy to make and taste good. I grew up on meat, potatoes, and pasta. When I young, I worked and played hard so I could eat and never gain weight or have problems. But as I aged… Well, let’s just say that things don’t work the same way!

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

  3. My Favorite Article!

    You are completely right, just an excuse for not eating healthy, but how much will you pay for an ice coffee and a burger?

    While you can come home and prepare yourself an easy grill chicken breast with artichoke salad, you can have a natural homemade lemonade. 

    Been healthy is up to you, that’s my opinion.

    Hopefully your article can reach lots of people that need to eat healthy to  avoid sickness.

    1. Thanks for visiting our site, Ana. Excuses are easy to come up with. Change is harder. I find that the more I learn the easier it is to stop making excuses. I have been reading a few different books on habits and on healthy eating—well, a LOT of books. I have watched a ton of videos. The more we know, the less we can deny the facts.

      As far as the chicken, please read my post about chicken.

      Thank you again for checking us out and please check back soon!

      To our health,
      Karin 🙂

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