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The Hidden Costs of Bad Eating
These organic strawberries cost how much??? Whether you signed up for Weight Watchers and have to buy their brand of food or you’re switching to an organic diet full of fruits and veggies, the cost of adopting a healthier lifestyle seems far higher than that of a fast-food, junk food one. But, looks can be deceiving!
Those french fries are on the dollar menu, but future heart problems or struggles with obesity will mean anything but thriftiness. In other words, you will “pay” later. One Weight Watchers participant describes the debate in her head regarding living healthier: “I still have to argue with myself, to convince myself that I’m worth the price of fresh fruit and veggies.” And yet, “My newfound sense of self-confidence and energy makes it all totally worthwhile.”
When you’re looking at your food choices, try to see the hidden values as well as the hidden costs. Is that cheap item really good for you? It if were the same price as granola, which would you buy? You can’t always measure the results of making healthier purchases, but you know they exist. Think of it as preventative medicine! [WeightWatchers.com]
Oh yes, that's so true! In the end, you pay more than you would pay now for the healthy alternative. Our health is the greatest gift we have, so we should protect it. Eating lots of fruits, veggies and other healthy stuff is in the end not so expensive because it's more satisfying. You eat less!
Just give it a try! It's worth the effort! You will feel the change in your body.
This is a really helpful reminder. I sometimes skip on expensive healthier items for cheaper frozen food meals. The fresh cut fruits and veggies may be more expensive, but they'll save me time and extra pounds!
That's so true. It might cost more to eat better, but your stomach and other vital organs will repay you in the long run.