I can have it, but I choose not to!
I just watched the documentary, Hungry for Change. The film delves into the obesity and health crisis we have in our country and how we can make changes in our diets to improve our health and overall quality of life.
One of the points it spoke to was, I can have it, but I choose not to. My ears perked up when I heard this because I say this all of the time. I find that I say it to myself and to my children as a reminder to make good choices. I say it to other people when I’m asked if I can have this or that in my diet. Though, I am not on a strict regimented diet, or any diet for that matter, I have simply changed the way I eat and it is by choice.
It’s about shifting our thoughts from the word diet, which automatically puts our brains into deprivation mode, into slowly shifting our actions. It can be something as simple as adding more vegetables and fruits to our diets. Over time that small change can make a huge shift. Eventually you may find you no longer want the donut for breakfast but are instead reaching for the green juice.
Now, it’s not to say that you’ll never eat anything with high fructose corn syrup again, who knows maybe you won’t, but either way, every step we make towards improved health is a step in the right direction.
Remember, you can have it, but you choose not to!
Check out Hungry for Change, free through tomorrow, March 31st.