Friday, March 10, 2017

Shopping for healthy food

When you make the decision to start living a healthy lifestyle, shopping for the right food can be overwhelming. It can even seem a little expensive at first. But look at it this way…this is the initial investment into healthy living for yourself and your family. As daunting as it may seem at first, in the long run, it is less costly than medications taken over a long period of time or, in some cases, for the rest of your life.

When I began following a meal plan earlier this year, the grocery bill that first week was almost $300! But then the following week, the bill went down considerably to about $100. That’s because in that first week, I picked up all the pantry essentials that I would need to make sure that I was getting all the nutrients that I needed to make my body function optimally. After that, I just needed to shop for fruits and veggies and any other perishables I needed for that week.

So when you consider living a healthy lifestyle and the COST associated with that, consider the overall value that leading a healthy life will do for your QUALITY of life. A few extra dollars on the front end will seem like pennies compared to the energy you’ll gain, the better sleep you’ll get at night and the results you get from exercise. After a while, you’ll begin to realize that you are just replacing the processed foods for better, whole food that help you live longer, healthier and more fulfilled lives.

So don’t think of living a healthy lifestyle as expensive and cost prohibitive. Think of healthy living as an investment in your future.

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