May 22, 2014

Eating Right: What's the Benefit Again?

Ok, ok.  So obviously you're healthier, and if you're strong willed enough to stick to it, you'll probably be thinner.  But I've heard several people say their mood is directly affected by what they eat.  As in, if they eat "crap" they'll feel crappy.  When they eat healthier, they feel better and more energetic.

I've never noticed this.  I'll admit, I do get a little bit of that same feeling I get from running.  I'm proud that I accomplished whatever the positive thing is.  But there's no extra surge of health and well-being.

So what's the point?

I get enjoyment from sugar.  And it far outweighs the tiny bit of pride I get from eating healthy and exercising.  Sister3's roommate in college had an inspirational poster on the wall that said, "Nothing tastes as good as being skinny feels."  I beg to differ!  No way she gets as much enjoyment out of being thin as I get several times a day from the eating of tasty foods.

Are we to put our physical health before our mental health?  Are we to put all of our focus on the appearance of our bodies, rather than the quality of our minds?  I say no!

Fat and happy forever!!!

P.S. I'm reminding myself of the Blerch right about now.  If you don't know what that is, go check out this awesome comic by The Oatmeal.

P.P.S. Don't listen to me.  It's good to be healthy, and if you don't believe me, the Blerch comic will probably convince you.  There's probably a good balance of healthy and tasty and props to the people who have already figured it out!

Jenn's version of the Blerch
My version of the Blerch.  Blerch concept borrowed from Matthew Inman at the Oatmeal.