I don't remember the last time I saw a TV commercial, billboard, or advertisement that was promoting a healthy food.
As I'm watching my morning news, I'm told that Honey Nut Cheerios is a great way to start my day and in fact can help prevent heart disease. Standing at the bus stop, (ironically outside of Burger King) I see an ad for Drakes Cakes telling me what my afternoon snack should be. The endless chain of false advertising continues as I'm catching up on some afternoon news, I'm told that Nutrisystem is a healthy meal option or that I should stop by Applebees with a friend for their "dinner for two deal" after work.
Today for breakfast I made myself a pumpkin juice, enjoying all the vegetables and fruits in season. For lunch I made myself a kale, vegetable stir-fry seasoned with coconut aminos. My afternoon snack I needed something sweet, so had my apple within cinnamon and almond butter and for dinner I had some grass-fed beef with lettuce and veggies I was able to get from the local farm.
While today this all comes natural to me, growing up I wouldn't think twice about eating all the foods that were advertised. I believed the commercials and advertisements on the box - that's how everyone else I knew ate, so why shouldn't I?
It’s been about a year since I broke this cycle and stepped out of the “norm”, and I can’t even begin to describe how much better my life is today then it was a year ago. I didn't realize how much food can fuel your soul!