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If 2017 didn’t go the way you’d hoped, don’t worry, 2018 won’t be that different.
We are creatures of habit, unfortunately.
Some may even call us lazy.
Think about it for a second, there are plenty of less than optimal things people willingly choose to continue doing each day (for what ever reason), things such as smoking, drinking, drugs, binge eating, crossing the road without looking, telling their significant other they’re wrong, the list of things people do that are hazardous to their heath just goes on and on, yet the repeat their patters everyday.
Do you repeat yours?
If you do, this shouldn’t be a cause for concern, is should just be acceptance that you have a choice to make and you’re making it.
Now except for truly extenuating circumstances, most of the things that happen to us are of consequence related to our choices, be those immediate or delayed.
Take eating terribly for example.
This is something people do willingly because the risk-reward is worthy it currently. Give it perhaps 10 years and they may find they’ve pilled on 5+ stone, this might be enough for some to decide that they’ve not made the best choices in life and start to implement small yet sustainable habit/lifestyle changes to lead a more fulfilling life.
On the other hand some will go the other way and fall in to the group that say “Sod it, no point in changing now.’. This may eventually result in a medical issue – heart problem, diabetes etc – however it’s something they’re willing to have happen and thankfully because of the great advancements in medical care it can be managed and their poor quality of life sustained.
Could you imagine if medical help was only give to those who lead a mostly optimal life in terms of their lifestyle habits?
What a change that would be.
Sweet treats would be just that, treats had on rare occasions, not a staple ‘food’ of daily life. Then there would be the amount people smoke, geez that could even be a relic of a forgotten past.
Sadly though this will never happen and as such is moot point at best.
That said, I want you to give it some thought. Think about what you’re doing to yourself, supposing that you were not born with or unfortunately become afflicted by a serious medical condition and had the ability to leads a healthy, active life and just thought you’d rather slop around, get fat, become increasingly more unhealthy and slowly destroy yourself one day at a time.
Okay, that is quite harsh, however it’s true for many people.
Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to work with people who through no choice of their own have had a very hard life, rife will illness, poor health and much more, yet they make the best choices they can to get the best out of their life and optimise what little healthy they have. Then there’s you, smashing 2 bottles of cola a day while finishing of a pac of 20 super-kings over a nice Dominos.
Remember you don’t have to change your life, you don’t have to value your health, you don’t even have to care what others think about you and how you live your life, what I would urge though is to think about those who didn’t get the healthy start you did and the fact that you’re choosing sickness over wellness.
Go on, think about it long and hard.
Many don’t value their heath until it’s gone, please don’t be one of them.
Should you go vegan?
Yes or no?
The choice is yours.
I’m not vegan, however I know plenty and they’re happy as Larry.
Fairly healthy too.
They’re also not the preachy kind either who try to force their beliefs on you, they’re like real sensible people who just want an easy sustainable life 🙂
Did you know there are a lot of reasons going vegan improves people health:
– They start eating more nutritious vegetables
– Processed food intakes takes a considerable dive
– A greater awareness of their food is gained
– Accountability, consistency and adherence suddenly appear
– Eating more nutritionally dense foods, yep this again
There are more reasons, however those are the initial ones.
Do I feel this is for everyone?
However it’s not as terrible as some people make out, for starters you won’t waste away (unless you’re not planning your meals correctly and eating enough calories).
You will get plenty of protein.
The food options you’ll have are numerous.
All in all you’ll have little to none of the perceived issues that people say you will have, unless YOU aren’t planning your nutritional needs correctly, however that’s all on you, nothing to do with being vegan.
As with anything it’s a choice, be that for moral or perceived health reasons.
You often find when you get in to discussion with people about these topics they take one of two routes for some reason to convince you of their bias/point:
– argumentum ad passione (appeal to emotions)
– argumentum ad hominem (personal attacks)
Occasionally people draw in morality to the fray as well, usually rendering their points moot at best.
If you want to get a point across try to be reasonable and friendly, attacking someones morality or trying to emotionally blackmail them isn’t the most optimal route to take, just saying.
Now in our modern world we can live in any which way we choose, however it seems that people want to force others to conform.
If said people don’t conform all hell breaks loose.
When contemplating a choice try to gather the facts, the unbiased, non-emotionally charged facts.
Them look at the bigger picture and decide if it’s for you.
Say it is for you, great, fill your boots.
However perhaps it’s not, no worries, let go of that thought process and move on.
Seems simple enough, right?
If you’ve been toying with the idea or transitioning, do your research and perhaps give it a go, or don’t, it’s your choice after all.