Assumptions That Changed Jason's Life

McDonalds filet o fish

At one point in our lives, we all make assumptions that we ultimately regret. This is part of the learning process and growing as an individual. For Jason Kilderry, he has made many bad assumptions in his life but there is one that particularly stands out - it changed his life forever.

Seven years ago, Jason was struggling with a kidney disease called polycystic kidney disease, which runs rampant in his family. He was in and out of the hospital and to pass time, he would walk around the hallways and eavesdrop on conversations between nurses and their patients. One day, he overheard a conversation between a nurse and a patient who was being discharged after a heart surgery. The patient was excited to take his wife out to dinner and when asked where he was going to take her, he replied, "McDonald's." The nurse expressed her concerns and the patient's response was, "Don't worry, I'm going to get the fish fillet."

McDonalds filet o fish

This response made a lasting impact on Jason. He realized that many of the patients he encountered were there due to their food choices and inactivity. He had a negative attitude towards them but after this conversation, he realized that many people simply don't know better. He made it his mission to reach as many people as possible and educate them on the simple aspects of nutrition and exercise and how they can change our lives.

In the United States, there are 315 million people and 117 million of them have one or more chronic diseases that could have been prevented through better food choices and more physical activity. Furthermore, 1.5 billion people are either obese or overweight. The information available on nutrition and exercise is abundant, but often it's made more difficult and complicated by so-called experts. These experts often push supplements and extreme exercise regimens without any scientific evidence to support their claims.

Jason believes that the information should be simple and easy to understand. He draws inspiration from his early days of learning martial arts. He had a good instructor who stuck to the fundamentals and taught him the same techniques every day. In the same vein, Jason believes that the information on nutrition and exercise should be kept simple and evidence-based.

The bottom line is that our health is in our hands. It's up to us to make the right choices when it comes to what we eat and how much we move. By following the fundamentals of nutrition and exercise, we can prevent chronic diseases and live healthier, happier lives. Jason's mission is to educate and inspire people to make the right choices for their health.

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