How Do I Stay Healthy But Reduce My Carbon Footprint?

 So I got a lot of requests for this since the cOP26 took place, as I gathered the Di1’s are seeking to reduce their impact on the earth, to stop the terrible climate change that is killing the earth and us, bit by bit.

 

 So one of the ways is to lower your carbon footprint, this is measured in the total sum of greenhouse gas emission, electric & driving vehicles.

 

 I believe this fits into lifestyle choice real nice, as these are changes that will affect your life, from how you do things now.

 

 It’s a very deep topic & even down to the cloths you wear is important, but to keep this one on topic I’m talking about food changes…

 

 As this is a great place to start lowering your carbon footprint, rather than feeling helpless or guilty.

 

Don’t Eat in Excess

This is bad overall as you will end up gaining weight and getting sick.

 

 It also has an impact on the greenhouse gas emissions as it’s more food you’re gathering.

 

Where I find the problem is coming from is excess of trash food such as fast food, chocolate bars, candy, fizzy drinks etc.

 

 Just by cutting those poor eating habits out, you’re doing yourself and the planet a favour…

 

Plus giving you & the planet more life.

 

Eating in excess is never a great choice & I just hope that if you do eat that way, you can stop doing so over time.

 

Stop Wasting Food

This is something that is so annoying and really needs to be spoken about.

 

Food waste is a big contributor to green house gas emissions, as food that is being wasted and thrown away decomposes are landfills, and it gives off methane, which is a greenhouse gas (Not good).

 

Methane has been predicted to be even worse for us than carbon dioxide when it comes to global warming, the worst part is when the food is fresh and nothing wrong with it, and it’s been thrown away…

 

We normally see this in the food industry, think shops and restaurants, but of course in households it happens too.

 

Cutting out food waste is an easy way to start reducing your carbon footprint right away.

 

This is where planning meals the night before, saving food as leftovers when full & purchasing only the food that you need will go a long way for the earth.

 

Cut Back On Dairy

These dairy products such as milk & cheese is another way to help cut your carbon footprint.

 

This is the second-largest issue with individual greenhouse gas emissions, with meat being at the top of the list…

 

 Now you can reduce your meat too, I did not put this one on here, as I know it’s been well played out already on other sites.

 

 It takes so much milk to make cheese, this is why it has a high amount of greenhouse gas emissions than an animal like pork & chicken etc.

 

So I would suggest that you eat less cheese, replace dairy milk with a plant based one if you drink dairy such as Almond or soy milk.

 

 Eat More Fibre

Good thing I always talk about eating more fibre in our meals, huh?

 

Not only does it improve our health, but it also reduces your carbon footprint.

 

Fibre foods lower greenhouse gas emissions, that’s fibre rich plant foods…

 

These foods keep you fuller for longer, helps your gut bacteria, aids weight loss, fights chronic diseases like heart and cancers etc.

 

Cut Out Plastic

We all need to be using less plastic, as I’m sure a lot of you know by now.

 

Plastic wrapping, plastic bags etc is commonly used by the food industry, all that shipping and storage of food is hurting the planet.

 

Just one single use of plastic is a major factor in greenhouse gas emissions.

 

 If we can start using bags for life and not buying the plastic bags, drink from reusable water bottles, stop buying bottled water, store food in glass containers, purchase less takeout food as most of the time it’s in Styrofoam or plastic, which is bad…

 

We can help in that area, and cut the carbon footprint down by quite a lot.

 

Buy Local

When you buy local, you’re eating fresh, and you are reducing your carbon footprint.

 

 This lowers your need to have food transported from a long distance and will increase your intake of fruit and veg and water.

 

This will help fight your carbon emissions, I have another reason too. This will get you into seasonal eating, as you can only eat what is organic and in season, and cuts down on your footprint.

 

 Out of season food is normally imported you see, it takes more energy to grow as it’s out of season.

 

 

THAT’S IT!

 

I really enjoyed sharing this with you guys.

  

Please do let me know though…

 

  How Much Do You Even Care About Your Carbon Footprint?

 

 Which One Will You Do First?

 

 Are You Using Your Bags For Life & How Is That Going For You?

 

  Until We Meet Again, Ciao

We Look Up

 

Karim David 

The Healthy One 

100 Comments

  1. Zeytûn Ronas December 1, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Overeating

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      Nice, thanks for letting me know.

      Reply
  2. Zerê Dijwar December 1, 2021 at 9:33 am

    I like this, yes I do care very much, I just felt so stuck and trapped.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      Ah I see, Well I hope this can help.

      Reply
  3. Ahmads Smuģis December 1, 2021 at 10:45 am

    I’m very happy with this, but also meat should be on here.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      Yeah I made sure to cover that on here, and the reason why.. But thanks for the comment.

      Reply
  4. Nujîn Binar December 1, 2021 at 11:34 am

    Thanks for the tips.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:53 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
    2. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      Np at all.

      Reply
  5. Asan Zêdan December 1, 2021 at 12:34 pm

    What do you think the governments will do ?

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:55 pm

      Honestly ? very little!

      This is why it’s on us, when we push for it that’s when they will react, until then very little.. but in the meantime we can still make changes, like what I put above.

      Reply
  6. Gûzê Dilvîn December 1, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Ryan sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      Heyyy

      Reply
  7. Zozan Qehreman December 1, 2021 at 12:43 pm

    Yeah I don’t have much choice but to use them, these bags for life are so much better.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      Facts!

      Reply
  8. Miroslavs Vinters December 1, 2021 at 12:44 pm

    I never even knew what a carbon footprint was until I read this.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:56 pm

      Well I’m glad I could help with that.

      Reply
  9. Endrijs Āboliņš December 1, 2021 at 12:46 pm

    Don’t forget the meat too.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      Lol I don’t forget when it comes to this, If you read it all you will see that.

      Reply
    2. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      AKA: I mentioned why 😉

      Reply
  10. Kasparas Ruskys December 1, 2021 at 12:49 pm

    Buying local products.

    Reply
  11. Dila Klastaityte December 1, 2021 at 12:58 pm

    Cutting out plastic.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:57 pm

      Good 🙂

      Reply
  12. Tony Pavadyte December 1, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    Ryan sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      Hey Tony.

      Reply
  13. Edita Numaviciene December 1, 2021 at 1:02 pm

    No more dairy

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      Cool

      Reply
  14. Eglija Vinkuviene December 1, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Alex sent me here, I’ve got to say this was very good.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:58 pm

      Thank you so much Eglija = )

      Reply
  15. Daniel Bieszczad December 1, 2021 at 1:06 pm

    Thanks for this one.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 1, 2021 at 1:59 pm

      Np

      Reply
  16. Bihar Gulnam December 1, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    this brought so much awareness, your tweet brought me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 2, 2021 at 2:12 pm

      Oh wow, thanks for letting me know.

      Reply
  17. Žano Strautmanis December 1, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Thanks for the share.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 2, 2021 at 2:19 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  18. Romualdas Palaima December 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    I’m going to stop overeating so much.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 2, 2021 at 2:23 pm

      Cool

      Reply
  19. Kaz Fergelis December 1, 2021 at 9:09 pm

    I hate the bags for life as I have to carry it around when shopping, but then again I don’t like having to pay for a plastic bag.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 2, 2021 at 2:24 pm

      Lol, thanks for sharing this.

      Reply
  20. Minda Sinevicius December 1, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you for the pointers.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 2, 2021 at 2:25 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply
  21. Stepas Judvytis December 2, 2021 at 5:48 pm

    This was great!

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks = )

      Reply
  22. Aušra Veiksiene December 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    cut out dairy

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Ok thanks for letting us know.

      Reply
  23. Ciprijonas Keidaitis December 2, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Buy local.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      = )

      Reply
  24. Judita Pyragiute December 2, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    Looking forward to your upcoming post this month!

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks!

      Reply
  25. Saulenis Strasevicius December 2, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    Alex sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      Heyyy!

      Reply
  26. Stasys Kusleika December 2, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Stop eating so much 🤒

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      Exactly right.

      Reply
  27. Rita Dembinskiene December 2, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    I want to help in my small way, so I will try this.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      Please do 🙂

      Reply
  28. Geddy Milkeraitis December 2, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Thank you for the help.

    Reply
  29. Lolita Damidaviciute December 2, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    Plastic waste.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      Ok cool, thanks for sharing that with us.

      Reply
  30. Kamile Beinaraviciute December 2, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Lee sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      = )

      Reply
  31. Jakub Pelowski December 3, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    I’ve got 4 bags for life and it saves me from using the plastic ones.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:34 pm

      Yeah, the plastic ones are bad to use, nice to see you’ve got more than one.

      Reply
  32. Zbigniew Galas December 3, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    I hope we can help the planet.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      I hope so too.

      Reply
  33. Nay Nevirauskiene December 3, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    I’m making the most of it and doing all of them.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      Good 🙂

      Reply
  34. Gustaw Heliński December 3, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    I care very much.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      That’s lovely = )

      Reply
  35. Ignacy Korda December 3, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Thank you.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:35 pm

      Np, Thank you for reading 🙂

      Reply
  36. Ksawery Sirek December 4, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Sou sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      Heyy!

      Reply
  37. Metody Urbanowski December 4, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Will this really help ?

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      For sureeeeee.

      Reply
  38. Ian Buchta December 4, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Good points, I need to stop eating so much

    Reply
    1. Karim December 4, 2021 at 1:36 pm

      Thank you

      Reply
  39. Elżbieta Danek December 4, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    I never knew half of this before now, I don’t remember ever learning this at school.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 5, 2021 at 4:19 pm

      School education was not really set up for this, but I’m glad now you know.

      Reply
  40. Leonard Budziński December 4, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    I will stop buying plastic bottles.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 5, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Great =)

      Reply
  41. Romuald Urbanek December 4, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    Chris sent me here.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 5, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Heyy!

      Reply
  42. Kornelia Rudek December 4, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    I’ll take the plastic one first.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 5, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Ok cool.

      Reply
  43. Klara Rytlewska December 4, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Lee sent me here!

    Reply
    1. Karim December 5, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Heyyy!

      Reply
  44. Zuzanna Czerwonka December 5, 2021 at 2:14 am

    Chris sent me here!!!

    Reply
    1. Karim December 5, 2021 at 4:20 pm

      Supp!

      Reply
  45. Oriana Ladbo December 5, 2021 at 6:15 am

    This has got me thinking, I want to start planting trees.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 5, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      That really warms my heart, this is great that it got you thinking smartly… Thanks for sharing that & I hope you actually get to plant it = )

      Reply
  46. Krystyna Skorupska December 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    I like how you said about the cloths we choose too, but these food points are soild.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 6, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      Thank you.

      Reply
  47. Kinga Kwiat December 5, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    A lot.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 6, 2021 at 5:29 pm

      That’s good 🙂

      Reply
  48. Matt Sheen December 5, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    This will help me out a lot, thanks.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      You’re welcome

      Reply
  49. Barbara Pilarczyk December 5, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    Let’s make the difference

    Reply
    1. Karim December 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      Let’s go!

      Reply
  50. Sara Mikoś December 5, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    This was a real benefit in my life, thank you for sharing.

    Reply
    1. Karim December 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm

      You’re welcome.

      Reply

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