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I Love Bologna and Apple Jacks!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Category: Food

 
Yes, I love bologna and Apple Jacks! Well...I use to anyway. My nutrition habits have changed throughout the years.

Breakfast
Then - Cereal (Apple Jacks!!, Frosted Flakes, Fruity Pebbles, Honey Nut Cheerios, etc), Toast
Now - Mini smoothie (spinach, almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, 2 raw eggs, some type of vegetable, 1/4 banana, blueberries, grass fed whey protein powder), 1-2 organic free range eggs cooked in grass fed butter

Lunch
Then - Bologna sandwhich (Yum!!), Doritos or other type of chips, Little Debbie snack (Nutty Bar is my favorite!) or cookie, apple, milk
Now - Organic Grilled chicken or salmon or shrimp, vegetables (peppers, beans, mushrooms, celery)

Dinner
Then - Home cooked meals with meat, potatoes, and vegetables (No problem here!!)
Now - Variety of home cooked meals but mostly including organic chicken or grass fed beef, vegetables

Snacks
Then - Chips, cookies, crackers
Now - The Ultimate Health Smoothie (Click here to see it, and I've even added more ingredients like ginger, broccoli, and/or beets to make it even UltimatER!!), almonds, pecans, peanuts, cashews, granola

Here's a list of foods I DID NOT like to eat or eat at all: tomatoes, onions, peppers of any kind, mustard, cheese, spinach, cucumbers, mushrooms, and almonds.

When I got into college, my favorite meal I "prepared" was a Meijer Chicken Patty with melted cheese and Miracle Whip on a white bun.

You can see my nutrition habits have changed quite a bit over the last 18 years or so.

Did I make all these changes at once? Absolutely NOT!

I made them based mainly on two things:

1. New information I learned (and tried).

2. Realizing my "Why" for being healthy. Therefore, I'm willing to make changes to improve my health.

My point is this: Just because I did something for so long doesn't mean I COULDN'T change. If I DIDN'T change, that would be my CHOICE and I would have to deal with the CONSEQUENCES. 

And that's the same for YOU, too.

If we're talking about health and nutrition (which we are), you CAN change no matter what you're going through or what you've been through.

Just because you have done something for a long time, does NOT mean you can't change. You just have to FIND YOUR REASONS to change, and make them BIG and COMPELLING enough!

For me, my biggest reason is I want to be around and provide for my family, not them providing for me. I believe I'm here to take care of my wife and kids, not the other way around.

For you, it could be to enjoy your retirement, to travel, to be able to play with your kids and grandkids, to start a great business, to change the world...it doesn't really matter what it is.

BUT, it HAS TO be big enough to get you through the challenges and obstacles you WILL ultimately face such as feeling like you have no time, you don't know how, or an emergency that pops up.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't, either way you are right" - Henry Ford

Keep living the FIT HEALTHY LIFE,

Dr. Ryan


 

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