It's no wonder Americans have an obesity epidemic. Everywhere we look there is food, food, food. The bigger, greasier, saltier, and fattier the more advertisements you see. Have you ever seen a commercial for juicy, sweet, ripe peaches? Nope. Although they are tasty and have appeal they just cannot compete with the money that can be made from something much less good for you.
How can we escape this bombardment of temptation? Unfortunately unless you move under a rock the borage of 'baconators' isn't likely to stop. But there is hope!
I believe that the main reason people fall victim to the wrong foods is because they do not know enough about the right foods. Yes, most of know that a peach is a healthier option than a baconator, but we don't know much else. We are hungry right now, we know that there is a burger around the corner thats currently on sale and it will taste good and fill us up. Maybe we would find a peach, maybe not. Maybe it would be tasty, maybe not. Maybe it it would be on sale. Probably not. Maybe it would fill us up, but it won't. So in the moment we run out and get the food we can think of in our short term memory bank of options. Remember, peaches likely wouldn't even be in that memory bank because they didn't get a fancy commercial.
So we have our 'baconator' burger and then we tell ourselves, 'I really need to start eating better'. But life bustles in and soon we are hungry again, trying to find sustenance from our memory bank of options.
This is why healthy living and eating really is and has to be a lifestyle. It takes a change of conscious effort to build a new focus and make strides toward filling our memory bank of food options with things we know are good for us and available to us. Its really just that simple.
But simple is not the same thing as easy.
Establishing what foods are best for us is also a booming consumer industry. Diets, books, specialty foods are all examples of folks trying to make a buck off of selling you their idea of right and wrong food.
Stop the madness by being aware that the madness exists. It is the first step and the most powerful one. Real food doesn't have a fancy marketing team to tout its praises. If the food you are considering eating has its own commercial, chances are it isn't food, and shouldn't be eaten. Instead look to local farmers markets and stores that cater to local, seasonal foods. Purchase things you already love but also buy some items that are new to you and then use sites like Pinterest to learn how to prepare these in delicious ways.
It is possible to become accustomed to the right foods, although it isn't easy and doesn't happen overnight. Be patient and aware and slowly your memory bank of the right food options will be brimming with abundance and wellness.