You Are What You Eat

Let’s get real about eating healthy in your 20’s . . .and consider doing something about it!

Let’s set the scene. It’s a Monday night, I’m alone in my bed watching an endless flow of Netflix documentaries and, as I’m watching, I have an abnormally large bag of potato chips glued to my side. I feel like everyone has those moments, where they think “I need to stop doing this to my body.” Surprisingly, mine wasn’t when I unbuttoned by pants in public after eating my weight in pizza or walking to McDonalds at 2am for a Big Mac… it was me, alone in my room, consuming food without even enjoying or realizing it. I stopped mid-movie, I got up, and I told myself it was time to start treating my body right.

I just turned 21 and I feel overwhelmed with my new state of freedom. I scan aisles of grocery stores for generic off-brand items that save me 30 cents. The concept of a fun night is getting together with friends and talking about feelings over piles of junk food. Eating Pringles at 3am is almost a rite of passage as a college student, which is exactly why I want to break the college routine and create a new lifestyle for myself, starting now.

HERE’S THE PLAN

For the next two weeks, I’m going to do my best to adopt a healthy lifestyle, and I’m going to be documenting the whole thing via journal. I’m going to be honest. I won’t lie about my slip-ups (where I accidentally order a burger, because I can already tell you that will probably happen). I want to be real about trying to eat healthy in a world where you pass seven fast food chains on your way to work.

SMALL THINGS I WILL CHANGE

  • Saying no to soda, going with water
  • Being conscious of what I order if I do go out
  • Throw out the junk food
  • Stay away from unnecessary sugar
  • Maybe go on a run if I feel up for it. . . Too far?

If you’re someone who’s been waiting for a wakeup call to create a new lifestyle for yourself, this is it.

Let’s make small changes together. Stay tuned for Part 2!

11
Leave a Reply

11 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
6 Comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of

I’ve never been a fan of soda (even when I was a kid), and I usually order consciously when I eat out… but I really gotta work on throwing out the junk food! I have a snacking problem!

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
http://charmainenyw.com

Great tips! Thanks :)

This made me smile. Accurate.. :) Love the tips and your style.

Ugh sugar. That’s my problem. I’m gonna try this along with you girl. We’re stronger in numbers.

Sav

Love these tips! Starting small is always the best idea. Can’t wait for part 2

michelle

Love this, trying to do the same!

Yes! I’m in!

julianne

i stopped drinking soda and it was the best decision ever!

Jackie

I’m right there with you!

All right.

Anonymous

Saaaaame.