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Saturday, March 02, 2024 — Houston, TX

Kelle Kampa

NEWS 11/11/10 6:00pm

Define your own pattern of healthy eating

"Healthy" is a common buzzword these days. I can't count the number of times I've heard things like: "I shouldn't be eating this; it is so unhealthy," or "This frozen waffle is made with whole grains, so it must be healthy!" But what exactly is "healthy?" It seems like most of the time this word is thrown around arbitrarily without much thought as to what it actually means to live a healthy lifestyle. Too many people readily accept what others - friends, family, the media, the food industry - tell them is healthy, rather than figuring out what it means to be healthy for themselves. In my opinion, being healthy is a matter of lifestyle choices that, as a whole, suit you best and allow you to be the kind of person you want to be.