I’ve been on a diet for two weeks and all I’ve lost is fourteen days. -Tottie Fields
If there is one fleeting misunderstanding in the world’s quest for health and fitness it is nutrition. As someone who has personally tried out practically every diet created, as well as almost every form of eating disorder, I can attest to one thing: diets steal away life. When the first three letters of the word itself include the word “die,” I am bound to be wary for the word holds true to expectations.
The photo above is the best way I can sum up nutrition: your diet is like a bank account. Invest in healthy foods and keep it balanced. You can’t sneak anything by your body and under-investing in yourself will only leave you emptied out and broke.
Balance is such a hard concept for most Americans, for we live in a society of instant gratification and extremes. The truth is harsh with this in light, but truth always stands unchangeable and the only way to get healthy is to find balance in your nutritional choices. Moreover, the only way to finally get the body you want is to stop focusing on that body and start focusing on something else, something like living. We are so apt to set our sights ahead of us that we lose the life in front of us.
Choose your nutrition with great care and make an effort every day to improve your relationship with food. Your body’s bank account is only balanced when you relationship with food and eating is balanced as well. Enjoy food, savor it and start being thankful for it as a means to self-investment and self-improvement.