Often when someone hears how I eat they counter with, “I can’t afford to eat healthy, it costs too much.” Actually, eating healthy CAN be more expensive. If you plan wisely, it will probably only cost a little more. It will cost you a bit more money and time.
On the flip side however, that doesn’t mean eating the Standard American Diet (SAD) doesn’t have a cost. I believe it costs more to be sick than to eat healthy.
Chronic or repeated illnesses have
- a financial cost
- a physical cost
- an emotional cost
- a social cost
- a psychological cost
- It can cost your quality of life
- It can cost your job
- There can be a cost to your family
- It can cost you time
- It can cost your recreation
- It can cost your sleep
- It can cost your life
According to the CDC most chronic diseases can be prevented through lifestyle.
- Regular exercise
- Eating healthy
- Not smoking
- Eliminating excessive alcohol
I think eating healthy is starting to look like a bargain….