Healthy food, Healthy living,Cooking healthy foods
This morning I had my post op clearance for an operation I had last month to clear a blocked carotid artery. In the waiting room was an overweight mother feeding a one year old baby some junk food. The thought crossed my mind about this child’s chance of being overweight by the time it was old enough to attend school and its potential to develop diabetes as a result.
Part of my mission statement is
– “to promote healthy foods for healthy bodies”.
Before I changed professions from an active managerial role in the building industry to an online researcher of healthy foods and healthy lifestyle, I thought I was in control of my body. How very wrong I was. Back then I ate junk food on the run- particular weaknesses being potato crisps and, between meals, sweet biscuits. The weight, of course, went on and health problems developed, including stress and finally diagnosed as pre-diabetic.
Fortunately, I came across an international health study being conducted by the medical departments of universities in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Since being involved in that study, which is to last three years, I am no longer pre-diabetic and have reduced my weight by 13 kg. My maintenance diet is now high protein with a controlled exercise regime that will cut my weight further.
Eating that junk food took its toll. The blocked artery, over weight and becoming pre-diabetic ( stage one of becoming true diabetic) was not looking good for a healthy future had I continued along the same path.
The main purpose of this blog is to show people a way to a better lifestyle by warning of the dangers of certain foods and the benefits of good wholesome healthy foods with moderate regular exercise. Because I enjoy cooking I have taken it a stage further by developing recipes that not only taste great but have many health benefits.
My first cookbook was called How to Cook Healthy Meals in Minutes and it is available on Amazon as a download to your computer or Kindle device. Also you can find healthy foods that taste great on pages of these sites: Cooking Healthy meals for the Family Cooking Wonderful Food 10 Healthiest Foods
Over the coming weeks I shall introduce you to some of my own recipes that are favorites of mine for both taste and good healthy eating.