Have you ever wondered why the U.S. has such a problem with obesity? One in three kids are overweight. Most overweight kids will grow to be overweight adults. This is the first generation where parents may outlive their kids. The trends are shocking. So if we know this is such an issue, why can’t we fix it? I hear the excuses day in and day out: healthy eating is too hard, too expensive, too time consuming…the list goes on and on.
I defend parents every day for the many things we juggle. It’s a tough job. But parents, I have to be honest with us too. We’re creating this mess. We can’t blame our kids. We can’t blame our schools. We can’t blame the Government (well, maybe). The truth is, we have the choice of deciding what we eat every day. We’re simply making the wrong choices.
It’s a fact of nature that we as humans seek the path of least resistance. In terms of health and diet, that often means processed foods, fast foods, and frozen foods. We choose convenience over health.
For some reason, healthy eating hasn’t hit the list of priorities yet. And for many, it only becomes a priority when our bodies just can’t take the abuse any more.
I have a small secret to share. It only takes 1 step to transform your eating habits and you can have this step in place today.
It’s nothing more than Planning & Organizing. Yep, that’s it. That’s your key to success. “Fail to plan and just plan to fail.” It’s that simple. We use this in every aspect of life and a healthy lifestyle is no different.
I challenge you to plan and organize your meals this weekend. In less than 2 hours you can plan, shop, prep, and organize. Two hours! That’s all you need to pull off an incredible week. And I’m not buying that you don’t have it. The average American watches 4 hours of TV per day (not including time on Facebook). Forego your time in front of the TV and plan your meals for the week and organize your refrigerator. It’s therapeutic, rewarding, and one of the most powerful things you can do to get your family on track and eating healthy.
Don’t believe it’s still possible? Check out this 3-minute video where I intervene and pull a local family out of their rut and back into a healthy eating lifestyle. It’s an impressive refrigerator transformation.
If they can do it, you can too. Start today!