“Going organic is easier than they say” – or is it? Well, firstly, we have to understand organic before we go organic. Living an organic lifestyle means existing harmoniously with those around us; choosing animal welfare over a quarter pounder cheese burger, or choosing best farming practices or a quarter pounder cheeseburger. You get it. Fast food is the backbone of every young person’s existence, but should it be? The answer is simple – yes. I mean, no. It shouldn’t.
Health buff’s, albeit more than slightly obnoxious about it, have it right. Organic food holds infinitely more nutritional value than regular off-the-shelf and, sometimes, even cheaper food products! All it takes is reading the side of the can, or packet, of whatever it is you regularly snack on. More importantly, there are a number of websites out there that provide food-related research and study guidance.
They can provide information on the way in which your body reacts and handles stress and mood changes, how your mind interacts with your body and how all that affects how one learns. Then again, there’s always the resident crossfitter who’s always happy to tell you why those fries you’re holding are just as bad a cigarettes. So, say it with me, “say no to ramen” – even if it is vegetable flavored.
But, breaking habits is hard. It’s all about setting goals, and making sure that the goals you set are achievable, because eating organic isn’t just about being cool (but who says no that, right?). Creating even the smallest of routines, and ensuring that you’re able to stick to them, works wonders for you and your body. Having a clear goal of where you want to be, and a food plan that works in tune with the vision you have in mind isn’t all it takes… But it is a large part. Regular eating schedules that go according to your class schedules, coupled with a conscious decision to eat better and mindfulness are, as DJ Khaled would say, major keys.
It doesn’t just have to stop at you; get school and organizations in your area involved in providing alternative food options! Proponents of healthy eating such as Jamie Oliver, and First Lady Michelle Obama have implemented healthy eating programs that have pushed for schools to put in place healthier provisions. How these organizations are designed are just, if not more crucial, to the overall success of an organic diet. After all, they’re just as responsible for your experience on a number of levels just as they are your learning experience.
You don’t have to be the neurotic suburbanite, new-age hipster, or fanatic biker to want want to live organic – I mean, it’s fine if you’re that but, you know, nobody likes you – all it takes is the decision to live a healthy life and support your local produce store. It’s not just you; studies show that more students call for organic, �sustainable’ food options as we move away from the myths of the “freshman 15” and more to becoming more aware of what we consume. And for those who say, “well, organic is expensive”, what do I say? I say, “student discount”.
Vendy Williams is following Casino Guide and studies well in college