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Healthy eating for boring resolutions


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LIAM GLENNON
The Mirror

The most common New Year’s resolution of 2019 was to eat healthily. By now, most have dropped their resolutions and for those who haven’t, it gets more difficult as the days go on. But there’s more than one way to eat healthily

Coach Duwayne Behnke at Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH) eats healthy by following the ketogenic diet, a high protein diet used by many athletes. Victor Akemann, a teacher at SPASH, eats healthy by buying organic, non-GMO, and locally grown foods.

Organic produce is grown with natural fertilizers, and pests and weeds are controlled without artificial pesticides or herbicides. Organic animal products are harvested from livestock fed organic, hormone free, and non-GM feed.

Organic foods contain more nutrients than conventionally cultivated foods. They also stay fresher longer, providing a better taste and texture. But the benefits go further than that. Organic farming is better for the local economy and environment.

The ketogenic diet is the most popular diet according to Google. This diet works by limiting the number of carbohydrates consumed because carbs contain lots of sugar and teach your body to burn energy inefficiently.

The diet’s goal is for the participant’s daily intake of calories to be 70 percent fat, 20 percent protein, and five percent carbs.
Ideal foods for the ketogenic diet are avocados, eggs, meats, nuts, and cheese. Avoid fruit, sugars, starches, and beans.

The ketogenic diet can reduce the risk of heart disease

4 Comments

4 Responses to “Healthy eating for boring resolutions”

  1. Ariana Sotelo on March 11th, 2019 2:22 PM

    I really liked this article because it gives people other healthy options that they can try that may work better for them. Knowing these diets might be able to find one that will help them meet their goals. I also liked the way that you formatted your article! N7

  2. Nick Peotter on March 11th, 2019 2:27 PM

    I love the title for your article, I always thought the whole resolution thing was over rated and is similar to going “cold turkey” in the way that they don’t work a lot. It seems like people offer food to each other a lot these days too, it would be a crime to be impolite and turn down a fresh cupcake. Great job writing your article!

  3. Naomi Clendenning on March 11th, 2019 2:32 PM

    I liked how you began the article with such a simple statement about resolutions, but it makes the reader realize how many people struggle to eat healthy in their lives. I liked how you gave information about the keto diet and the benefits that it can have. This was very informative.

  4. Tigist on March 11th, 2019 2:39 PM

    Healthy diet begins when one decides to eat healthy. Natural and organic produce support both the community and the economy. Staying healthy and choosing to eat the right and healthy food can be difficult for numerous people, but it is a goal that can be achieved when one sets their mind doing so. Great article and well written!

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