The Warrior’s Diet
As a teacher… as someone who truly cares about not only what he puts into his body, but what his students put into their’s… I’ve decided to write a short post on nutrition. A post on diet and nutritious foods is seldom a popular one, unless it has something to do with something tastily unhealthy. But you know what actually prompted this article? Well, the Dixie Classic Fair is in town, as it is every October around this time. Can you guess what the hot, new item on the menu was? It’s the Krisby Kreme Doughnut Cheeseburger! (easily 1,000 calories each)
Listen people! America is home to the most obese people in the world. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) 33% of Americans are obese (a 60% increase within the past twenty years). Do we blame the fast food industry? Do we blame our jobs for its demands and having us “eat on the go?”
Point the finger at yourself! I did.
To the left are pictures of items from my last visit from the grocery store. After going “semi-vegetarian” (4 months ago) I have regained a fondness for things living… and welcome the challenge of making new and interesting dishes while keeping a few things in mind – limit these : saturated fats, refined sugars, high sodium.
My personal method is that I allow myself 3 indulgences; usually these: 12 pack of Soda, Mozzarella cheese, & yogurt.
As individuals looking to get the most from our bodies – As teachers looking to give a good impression, I hope you give a second thought to improving your own grocery list. Remember, it’s WE as the consumers that are setting the pace. If our money says that we want healthier choices – that’s exactly what these large companies are going to start producing. Find out for yourself just how much you can stretch the ol’ dollar when it comes to shopping. I was able to get all you see pictured for just over $15.00. These items will provide numerous meals & snacks for the upcoming week. Last month, I only spent $95.00 total for the month.
Next month, I’ll give you guys a glimpse & recipe of my own tasty, yet healthy, creation.
Anyone out there with any advice on saving money, and eating right? Drop us a comment!