Well we made it back from our trip, and despite how great of a trip it was, I am so glad it is over. No matter how healthy a fast food chain claims to make something on their menu it is still processed and really is not that great for you. I came back feeling really sluggish, tired, irritable, bloated, and just plain BLAH! So I am sure you have all been waiting to see the cost of what I spent on food.
Week 1 of being at home going grocery shopping, eating mostly non processed foods, buying our fruits and veggies, lean meats, whole grain breads, and brown rice, dairy and eggs we spent: $171.81, Let me tell you when we left on our vacation we had to tell my brother and sister-n-law to come get some of the fruit’s and veggies that were going to go bad before we left. We also had enough stuff after the week to pack on our trip for snacks. So $171.81 didn’t only buy us food for one week, it bought us food for longer, but we will say it is just for this week.
Week 2, being on the road, what a tough trip for me. For my husband not as much but for me to eat out is really tough! My body does not do very well on processed foods so this was a very challenging trip. I packed my snacks like fruit, yogurts, protein bars, etc. Even with the snacks packed stopping and eating out still cost us quite a bit, we spent: $209.21 This was a 5 day trip, can you imagine the cost of a whole week of a trip like this. Plus did we have food left over in our fridge, nope! Was it healthy for us, nope! We spent this much on food and for what, nothing with good nutritional value. I can only imagine what it would do to our bodies if we would continue eating like this how horrible we would feel all the time, yet so many American’s live their lives this way. Why, because they are under the false notion that it is cheaper to eat fast food or to eat unhealthy processed foods. Please read the attached article on processed foods vs eating meats, fruits, and veggies. it is a great article and worth reading the whole thing that I didn’t want to pull just bits and pieces from it. “Healthy Food’s No More Costly Than Junk Food, Government Finds”
Now I hope you all can see that American’s need to really step up to the plate and change their eating habits, and their exercise habits. We have no more excuses as to why we can not be healthy. It is not genetics, you can change your life if you really want to, I am more than willing to help if you have questions, or want to get started on a fitness program. Simply contact me at Katrina@TrueFitnessByKatrina.com or on my Contact Me Page and fill out the form. If you want to dig deeper into your nutrion please do not hesitate to contact Cassidy Linder with Turning Point Wellness, let her get you going in the right direction and figure out what best meets your nutrition needs. Let’s change America as being the most obese country, are you willing to do something today?