You Are What You Eat

by | Feb 4, 2020 | Nutrition, Wellness

We heard this all of the time growing up, people would say “you are what you eat”, I used to brush it aside as a kid thinking it was silly. But here’s the thing…you really are what you eat. Let’s dig into this a bit.

Think about it, when you were a kid the thing to do was eat from the Canada food guide. Follow that and you’re golden, which we are learning now isn’t true. And not only that, the dairy industry had paid (or so the reports would later say) to be part of the food guide because you can actually get enough calcium without eating dairy. Nobody mentioned how hard it is for the body to digest things like meat, or how meat production eats away at the environment.

Food is a very complex thing these days and with all of the amazing restaurants and fad diets out there, it’s easy to become confused.

But the old adage is true…you are what you eat. So let’s analyze this a little further shall we?

Let’s say for example that you’re eating a lot of processed foods and sugars. These processed items are going directly into your body and changing inside your system. Eating processed foods and sugars will give you some nasty qualities such as: diabetes, can increase chances of depression, weight gain, heart disease, acne and much more!

Your skin is the largest organ and what you’re eating is directly related to what your skin will look like. Ever eat some sugary candies or fast food and then break out? That’s your body’s way of saying “HEY!! Don’t eat that!” But there is so much conflicting information out there, how do you know what is correct, and what isn’t?

On top of that, every person is different and what works for one person, may not work for the next. There are so many fad diets, quick weight loss tips and the like. But nothing works as well as good old fashioned exercise and whole foods.

We recommend speaking with a nutritionist to really get down to the nitty gritty on what you should be eating for your body. We have some amazing ones on staff and are pleased to offer you a FREE 30 minute consultation with your membership.

Send us an email for more information on our nutrition programs. You’ve only got one life, live it well!