One of the most common deterrents people have with switching to a clean and healthy lifestyle is that they think they’ll have to give up all the fun things in life. They think taking all the junk out of their diets is “too extreme”.
Losing all your hair and feeling nauseous everyday due to chemotherapy is extreme.
Having your chest cut open to unblock your arteries is extreme.
Being put in a care home at age 65 because you get lost going for a walk around the block and can’t recognize your own kids is extreme.
Eating real, whole foods while making time for exercise and meditation every day is NOT extreme.
Avoiding junk and any foods you may be allergic to is NOT extreme.
And it definitely doesn’t take the fun out of life. If consuming crap is the only thing you do for fun then you need to re-evaluate your life. I get that there is a social aspect to food but there are plenty of restaurants that offer healthier options now, and eating unhealthy food once in awhile at a social event isn’t going to give you cancer or heart disease or Alzheimer’s; it’s your daily habits that count.