Many people will make you believe that eating healthy improves your life dramatically. Sure, your health improves and you may feel refreshed, but there is a darker downside anyone who has ever attempted to eat healthy has experienced.
The first day you decide to start a new diet and you take a trip to the grocery store is great. You discover that not all foods are processed with an expiration date in the distant future when you are long dead. Each time you go shopping though, this becomes less fun. You end up buying the same products over and over again. Not only that, you also are spending more money than you would if you were on an all Cookie Crisp diet. Edible leaves are more expensive than sugar and corn syrup. The healthier you eat the more boring and expensive shopping becomes and you have one less place to look forward to visiting.
Peer pressure can break even the best of dieters. A workplace birthday with cake, ice cream, pizza, or anything else capable of giving you a diabetic coma will involve you surrounding yourself with happy people enjoying food. It’s inevitable that at some point you will be in a public setting with delicious and not so nutritious food readily available to you. The real key is killing the fat kid inside you and not letting him/her indulge at all. Depriving yourself of food may come off as rude to some people as it has become a faux pas in Western Cultures to make your own decisions. Just remember to stay strong and try not to bite your own hand out of frustration.
Judgment From Others
Once people come to the conclusion that you are on a diet they will immediately judge you. Judgments are on your progress, how much they think you need to diet, whether they should diet too based on how they believe they compare, etc. For some strange reason trying to eat healthy is odd for many people, probably because we all grew up idolizing cereal mascots. People are naturally judgmental however this is not a good thing. We are constantly being judged for something so it mine as well be on how much we want to change for the better. The same way we may worry about someone laughing at us for going out for a jog, at least we are doing it. You should feel good that you are trying more than the progress you have made. Anyone born with good genetics can look like a Greek God. It takes a true Adonis to not care what other people think; at least that’s what I tell myself each time the cashier at the supermarket sees I’m buying lettuce then smirks.