For most of my life, I ate like crap.
I’m 38 years old; I was born in 1979. I did not start eating really well until 2010.
That means, 31 out of 38 years of the ‘Standard American Diet’. The SAD is a diet high in carbs, processed foods, sugar, and junk. Lots of things that are not even food. Definitely no organic foods.
When I was very young, this diet didn’t seem to have any effect; I stayed lean and active for most of my childhood.
But by the time I was 21, in 2000, it had caught up with me: I became sedentary and was about fifty pounds overweight.
Now, there were several other important factors going on in my life that contributed to my being ‘unhealthy’.
The same is true for you: health is a journey. It is an ongoing process. It is not a destination. There is no one day at which you will be able to say, “I’m healthy. That’s it. I’m done. I have arrived at the point of ultimate health.”
You have to keep working on it, keep maintaining it, keep improving it, and keep it in balance.
But let’s just stick with diet for the moment, one of the key factors of your health.
It is absolutely amazing to me how just six months of a clean diet can change the course of your health, even if you spent thirty years previously eating … crap.
I went from being 50 pounds overweight and sedentary, back to being lean and active very quickly. And that’s not to mention any of the other positive ripple effects that followed.
Give your body half a chance. It will heal itself.