I was listening to the radio a few days ago and they were discussing a guy who ate only Twinkies and lost weight. He did it to prove that weight loss it about counting calories and it doesn’t matter what you eat. While yes, in order to lose weight, one must consume fewer calories than they burn, I believe that, in order to truly be healthy, it is important for one to consider what they are putting into their body. While he may lose weight eating the Twinkies, I question whether he is truly any healthier. Besides, who would want to eat only Twinkies? Gross!
So, I just wanted to share with you an essay I wrote for school regarding my diet and why I eat the way I do. It had to start with give me (blank) or give me (blank) as we were learning about Patrick Henry and his famous, “Give me Liberty, or give me Death.”
Nutritious or Nothing
by Ann Claire
Give me nutrients or give me hunger. If given a choice, I’d rather starve than eat the artificially processed rubbish that many companies market as food. I choose to eat healthfully because wholesome food helps me to feel optimal, to be fueled, and to stay fit. The number one reason I choose to eat the way I do is because I feel most excellent physically and mentally when I eat well. Only when I eat a diet consisting of numerous vegetables and fruits, plenty of nuts, grains, and legumes and a bit of meat protein, do I feel my best. Too much sweetener and chemicals leave me feeling sluggish and lethargic. Fresh food helps keep my body and mind aware and responsive. Furthermore, eating nutritiously helps fuel me for the numerous other activities in which I participate. When I consume nutritious food, I am much more focused and, consequently, perform better in academics, athletics, and other extracurricular activities. I would even go so far as to say that eating well helps me spiritually. Eating fresh wholesome foods makes me appreciative of the beautiful plants God has provided for us, and I feel so well when I eat natural food that it makes me thankful for the body God has given me and the many things it is capable of doing. Additionally, consuming nutritious food helps me to stay fit. While our bodies are only with us for a short time, in the grand scheme of things, I truly believe it is a sin to not take superb care of the body God has given to each of us. Nutrient rich food allows my body to be strong and capable of performing any task set before me. Healthy eating helps me to live a long, rewarding life. On the whole, eating wholesome and natural food helps me to feel my best, to be prepared for all other activities, and to take good care of my body.
What motivates you to eat the way you do?
What do you think of the Twinkie diet guy?