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Why I eat healthy

 healthyI don’t believe in diets. This is my personal opinion. I believe in a balanced life with sport and food that makes your body work 100%.

For some people, eating healthy is a trend and for others is a way of life. When I start taking care of myself, it took me some years to get to the point that eating healthy is my only way to function at my full capacity mentally and physically. You need to be 100% healthy and full of energy when you take care of a kid or more.

My parents took great care of us (we were 3 kids) when we were kids. Even without so many fruits and vegetables, we had healthy meals and we were doing lots of sports. We always had a big breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all the snacks were healthy. I never had McDonald’s and burgers till I got to University.

Moving to another city without your parents was a good way to learn to take how to take care of yourself.

Getting up at noon and eating chocolate on an empty stomach never helped. All my healthy habits went away and I start embracing new bad ones like burgers, McDonald’s, carbonated drinks and others.

That wasn’t everyday food but still it got me to ulcer. After treatment, I felt invincible.

All my life I was very skinny and I could eat anything I wanted. My metabolism was very good.  In high school I had a few nicknames because I was very skinny but it never bother me. During University I manage to put some weight and I got from 50kg to 60kg. I am 1,72cm tall so 60kg for me was great.

So, after all that crappy food, my body gave up one day.

After 10 days in hospital, some complications and a gallbladder removal operation my world changed a lot. I had 45kg when I got out from the hospital and when I arrived home I start crying. That was not the way I wanted to live my life. So, that day, I made a life changing decision to change my bad habits into good habits. That was in 2006.

In the first years, I still had once or twice a year a burger or a Sprite at McDonald’s, but in the last 5 I stopped. I don’t feel the need to drink carbonated drinks or have a McDonald’s. I remember the last burger that I had there had a plastic taste.

I start cooking and I learnt how to make my own burgers. A few months ago, I took out white and brown sugar and I start eating lots of fruits instead.

I was always a sporty person and I will always be. I need to give my son a good example and teach him like my parents taught me about sports and good food. He has time to make mistakes when he is older like I did. This first years are so important for a good development.

We go hiking, biking, skiing or walking in the park. Spending time with him is the best part of the day.

So, that’s why I eat healthy. Life is so short and I don’t want to make it even shorter. I have so many things to do and so many places to see.





123 thoughts on “Why I eat healthy

  1. Hi! May I ask…? Do you promote your posts or blog, or do anything special to increase exposure, likes, reading etc? I’m not a seasoned blogger and was curious if there are things I’m not doing! Obviously your content is GREAT and you’ve been at it a while, but again…I have no idea what really works! *LOL* 🙂 THANKS!

  2. Your story could’ve been mine – in highschool I was skinny too, (175 cm/52 kg) and despite eating healthily some people actually thought I was anorexic. I wasn’t very sporty but I had to cycle everywhere (18 km to and from school daily for a start) and the weight simply never got a chance to stay on. And then I got an office job.

    Recently I was told I had a serious vitamin D deficiency and that shook me up.

    Things have to change but i found I hate eating alone. I do fine at lunch when I’m at work but breakfast and dinner are problematic and right now I’m trying to figure out how to change that. Any tips or suggestions would be welcome!
    For now, I’m glad to have found this blog and will take a moment to wander around. 🙂

  3. Interesting. I don’t think I eat all that healthily (although junk food isn’t my sin and I do cook everything from scratch). When I hear about how unhealthy sugar is I like the idea of cutting down…but find it hard to get motivated as I am so healthy as I am! My brain registers it may be doing long term damage but when you feel perfectly healthy it’s hard to find the will power. I can understand how your health problems inspired you – it’s a shame I may have to wait for something like that to make me put in the effort to take my health seriously!


    1. We need sugar. I am taking it from fruits, that doesn’t mean that everyone should do it. I cut the white sugar because I was eating to much. Imagine eating 100g chocolate a day. That is too much. With chocolate I was “Go big or go home”, so for me was one solution.

  4. Thank you for this post. I have recently begun my journey to change my lifestyle – my relationship with food. I’m going through OA so I can work the steps and work with a sponsor. It helps me to know I have to do some “homework” every day to keep to my food plan that I set up with guidance from a nutritionist and my sponsor. So good to see someone be in a place where eating healthy is just a given and something they do. Thank you. 🙂

  5. From someone else who was skinny in high school (and for most of my adult life) I wanted to tell you that your food photography is outstanding!

  6. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. Since I started eating 90% organic daily, I feel amazing! I also do raw veggie juices and do yoga daily. Life is amazing! I feel so good!
    Thanks for inspiring us with this post! Hooray!!!

  7. If I may ask.. What types of foods do you try to stay away from? I’m trying to start eating more healthy also. It actually seems like the more healthier foods are a little more expensive but I’m sure it’s worth it!

      1. Yea those are all really good! I don’t drink anymore drinks. I’m starting cook a lot more too. So I think I’m off to a pretty good start.

  8. This is such a great post that shows your struggles and what drove you to eating better. I definitely agree with you and am not huge on dieting either.

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