Is It 'Worth it' To Eat Healthy?
Please forgive my very, very stupid question. I'm a reasonably fit, middle aged guy. I've followed various diets and I've ranged from 'chubby' to 'rippling abs'; largely as a direct result of what I eat.
Through all of my dietary changes though, I've never 'felt' better. The only changes I've been able to see or feel is having more or less bodyfat and more or less strength when lifting weights.
When I Google the benefits of nutrition I typically see things like:
Heart health (risk of heart disease, blood pressure and cholesterol)
Type 2 diabetes
Strong bones and teeth
And then, yes, if you include random people's blogs then the right organic vegetable will cure cancer. But I'm ignoring that. Of the things that the medical community seem to agree on....I'm left wondering if it's worth my time?
Weight (which affects type 2 diabetes, heart health and weight control) can be objectively measured and maintained regardless of your diet. Blood pressure and cholesterol can be objectively measured. If I'm already at a healthy weight level, have good blood pressure and great cholesterol levels....is there any objective benefit I can expect from swapping out my diet?