I’ve been thinking for a while now, that I need to lose some weight and eat healthier. I’m almost thirty years old now, and I figure it’s all downhill from here. Ever since my heart surgery a few years ago, I’ve put a considerable amount of weight on myself. The first several months after my surgery, I put on about thirty pounds more than I weight previously, mostly due to just sitting around since I wasn’t able to do much. Since then, I’ve put on an additional thirty pounds, ballooning my weight up to around 250lbs at present. It doesn’t help that much of my diet has been fast food, junk food, and tv dinners. Much of the time, I’m a bit lethargic, I don’t sleep well, I suffer from frequent headaches, and my sinuses are always a mess. I can’t help but imagine that my diet is partly or mostly to blame for this. After all, how many times have you heard the saying “You are what you eat”? I believe that proverb to be true, and so I am embarking on a new journey of eating healthier and getting better nutrition.
I intend to up my intake of fruits and vegetables, particularly fresh fruits, salad, and steamed veggies. Particularly, if I’m able to get some regularly, organic veggies and fruits. There’s a Whole Foods store about thirty to forty minutes away, and I’m a firm believe that organic foods are better than much of what you will get in your average supermarket. I recently watched the documentary Food Matters on Netflix, and some of what was said made sense(I highly recommend this documentary). How much of what I eat has contributed to my current state of health? How much does my diet determine my outlook on life, my general state of well-being, my happiness or lack thereof? I have also determined that I should begin taking vitamins, including C(for a healthy immune system), B(energy metabolism, is also said to help with depression[B-6]), and E(heart health).
Every prepper should take a look at the state of their health, and look at what changes they can make to become healthier. Much of the reason one is unhealthy has to do with their diet. Everything from junk food, to fast food, to eating GMO produce can be to blame. Look at your diet, what are you taking in, and how is it making you feel? Do you feel healthy? Are you generally happy? If not, could your diet be a cause of that? If you’re not looking at your health as a part of your prepping, why not? If a disaster hits your area, will you be healthy enough to help your family, neighbors, friends? Or will the state of your health cause you to be more of a burden? Are you somewhere in the middle maybe? Looking into this issue might be worthwhile for you. I’ve been given some serious pause as to the state of my health, and I’m trying to make my health situation better. After all, being healthier means a better quality of life. And if a disaster does hit, it means I’m in a better position to benefit others, rather than burden others.