If you've known me for a while, you've probably heard my story. The crazy one about the deep depression and anxiety.
I'm inevitably going to write about it in the future, so I won't go into any details here (can't steal my own thunder now, can I).
But what I will say is good food can save your life. And I say this because it's been saving mine.
Now I'm not a health nut. Sure I can sometimes go a bit overboard and meticulously measure and track what I eat, but at the end of the day the truth remains: I love good food.
Better yet: I love good food that I know is good for me.
In the photo above, I'm prepping a super simple one-pan meal (only thing missing in the pic is the chicken). Take a bunch of asparagus and cherry tomatoes; add a whole chicken breast; drizzle on a concoction of olive oil, garlic, lemon pepper, and salt; then throw the whole thing in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Voila – you've got a super healthy, super delicious main dish. Just lay it on a quarter cup of cooked brown rice and you're set!
So why a post about eating good food?
I've re-written this part of the blog a solid five times now, so I'm just going to keep it simple:
Food is to your body what gasoline is to your car (if you drive a Tesla or something like it, then substitute gasoline with electricity). If a car has no gas, it's not going anywhere; or if the quality of the gas you put in your car is poor, you're going to get poor mileage. Likewise, if the body has no food, it's not going to work; and if you only eat junk food, your body's not going to work very well.
Your brain is the biggest single consumer of energy in your body. If you struggle with depression, anxiety, or a number of other mental health issues, then you can't afford to deprive your brain of what it needs to function. Getting healthy fats into your diet can go a LONG way in improving your mental health and sharpness. Trust me on this one.
You'll look better and feel better. When you feel good you look good, and vice versa. Getting enough calories from the right sources will get your brain feeling good. It's a whole mental thing.
Again, I'm a firm believer that good, healthy food can save your life. I know it because I've been there and experienced the radical change that comes with reworking your diet to make sure that a) you're getting enough calories everyday, and b) those calories are coming from the right foods.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on eating good food! Leave a comment below on a food that you know is healthy and makes you feel awesome :)