It seems that more and more websites, newspaper articles and even television show are talking a lot about healthy living. Whenever I hear that phrase I smile to myself because I really hated thinking about anything healthy when I struggled with my weight.
I had friends who truly did live healthy. They ate fresh foods, ground their own wheat, took walks with their kids and even *gasp* went to the gym. I did not live healthy at that point in my life. Back then, even if your definition of healthy was simply getting to bed before midnight I didn’t qualify.
I had very little healthy living habits. I ate tons of processed foods, bought frozen BigMan meals for myself as a snack, ate fast food way too much, sat on the couch as much as possible and kept getting bigger and bigger. And quite honestly, when I first started on my quest to lose 150 pounds I still wouldn’t have fit any definition of healthy living.
Yes, I did stop eating fast food every day, and yes, I stopped having chocolate for breakfast. But I didn’t really embrace whole foods or green living until several years after I reached my goal weight. For me, healthy living was a process and an evolution – and it still is.
That being said, I’m very curious if there are certain components that anyone who wants to life a healthy life has?
- types of food
- exercise habits
- avoidance of certain foods
- all natural ingredients
- green living
- raw food
- no sodium
- no refined sugars
I’d love to hear your thoughts on what it takes to fall into the category of “healthy living?” Diane