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.