No, that saying isn’t just something your parents said to get you to eat your veggies. It’s 100% true. What we eat is the fuel that our bodies use to keep our bodies functioning. Fast food is full of bad fat, sodium, and chemicals that make us feel sluggish and dull. Vegetables and fruit are full of vitamins and minerals that our bodies can use to be at optimal function. If we feed our bodies the best food, we’ll get the best performance.
If you’re having trouble thinking, clean up your diet. Try it for a week or two and see how much better you feel; how much better you think; how much easier it is to write. A diet of Hot Pockets and Pop Tarts is feeding your body useless chemicals. Seriously – have you looked at the nutrition label for Pop Tarts? I know they’re good. Don’t eat them every day.
If you want to get gold out of your body (think writing gold) then you have to put in gold. Good stuff in, good stuff out. Exercise. It keeps the body moving. Ever leave a car sit for a long time and it doesn’t want to start? It’s been sitting too long. “Move it or lose it,” works here. If you don’t use your body, it’ll decay around you.
Your brain feeds off the same fuel you feed your body. They operate together; connected muscles; shared blood supply. If you want a healthy, happy mind, you need a healthy, happy body, too.
Oh, and have a Merry Christmas/Happy Hanuka/Super Kwanzaa, or whatever you celebrate. Have good day regardless of your beliefs, superstitions, race, ethic background, political affiliation, career, sex, gender, or social status.