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Kirk’s #GoVeggies 31-Day Challenge, Day 29: Good Food vs. Bad Food

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Kirk Charles
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Kirk Charles is a personal trainer who specializes in wellness. He is a 30-year vegan.

This may come as a shock to you, but there is no such thing as good food or bad food.  Food is relative as most things in life are. For instance, let’s assume you’re penniless, homeless and have absolutely nothing to eat. What if you someone offers you a greasy pizza, hot dog and burger? 

Would you accept it, although you know those foods are vilified as causing cancer, heart disease and weight gain? I would because, relatively speaking, any food is better than starving. 

But, if that same person gave you the option to accept steamed veggies, oranges and macadamia nuts, would you take that instead? I would, because relatively speaking, that would be the superior choice.  Good food or bad food would not be the driving factor for my decision.

Instead of subjectively debating good versus bad food, let’s objectively focus on the effect a particular food may have on your body. For instance, bacon has been classified a Class 1 carcinogen by the World Health Association. It doesn’t cause cancer the first time you eat it, but habitually it could be devastating. Relatively it’s in the same class as cigarettes and asbestos and we know what they can do. With this understanding, is it in your best interest to eat it? 

That’s a personal choice, regardless of whether bacon is judged as good or bad.

By focusing on potential outcomes, we will be more educated about our food choices. Hopefully, we will choose the best option, based on immediate taste and long-term health ideals. Recklessly, succumbing to gustatory pleasure has been the downfall of many. 

Wise choices, based on projected results, is the answer.

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