But I’m Not Overweight!

Hello, loyal readers. It’s that time of week again. The time when Kyle is entrusted with everything he shouldn’t have: A stage, an audience, and roughly 300 words to do whatever he wants with.

Transitions aside, I’m writing to shed light on some sloppy thinking that plagues people like me. I’m a young guy with a high metabolism. And because I’m not overweight, I tend to think I can eat whatever I want without consequences, but I’m learning this just isn’t true. Unhealthy eating still harms your body, even if you don’t gain weight. And the bad habits you form can lead to rapid weight gain after your metabolism slows down.  

So if your spouse or friends are hesitant to join you on the Full Plate Diet because they aren’t overweight, help them understand that healthy eating is always important. Weight loss is just one benefit. Here are some others.

Healthy eating:

  • Lowers the risk of cancer
  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Increases energy
  • Improves sexual performance
  • Provides better blood sugar management     
  • Decreases the risk of hemorrhoids
  • Lowers ”bad” (LDL) cholesterol
  • Reduces triglycerides (fat in your blood)
  • Lowers blood pressure              
  • Reduces the risk of constipation
  • Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Improves sleep
  • Reduces the risk of heart disease & stroke
  • Raises “good” (HDL) cholesterol
  • Reduces the risk of gallstones and gallbladder disease           
  • Decreases the risk of acid reflux
  • Lowers the risk of stomach ulcers
  • Reduces the risk of osteoarthritis

By the way, if your children are hesitant to join you, let them know that healthy eating can also improve eductional outcomes, as promoted by Jamie Oliver's "Feed Me Better" campaign.  

What health benefits have you noticed since you started eating more fiber-rich foods from the Full Plate Diet? Sharing your personal story can be an even more compelling way to address the skepticism your loved ones may have towards healthy eating.


Kyle Young

Kyle Young enjoys perusing and creating books, movies, and music, which makes his job as Director of Product Development at Full Plate Living quite fitting. In his free time he practices Tang Soo Do karate, in which he holds a green belt.

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