Essay on Speech on Healthy Eating Habits

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Topic: Healthy eating
General purpose: To persuade
Specific purpose: To persuade the audience to develop healthy eating habits
Thesis: Changing your eating habits will change your life.
Preview: First, I will address the root issue of many people’s eating habits, and then I will expand on how you can and why you should develop a healthier lifestyle.
Organizational pattern: Monroe’s Motivated Sequence

I) I am sure all of you have heard of the infamous “freshman fifteen.”
a. I won’t ask who has gained this weight, but by a raise of hands, how many of you have thought to yourself, “Are my jeans getting tighter?”
b. I’ll admit, I definitely felt like my clothes were shrinking.
c. But, I did something about it.
II) I’m
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d. We all have our own reasons for why we eat what we eat, but perhaps the lack of knowledge about nutrition plays a factor in our decisions.
e. The truth is our food choices do matter because they affect our health.
i. “According to Consumer Reports, the nation’s eating and drinking habits have been implicated in six of the ten leading causes of death – including heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes,” just to name a few (Powter, 1995, p. 33).
f. Obviously, despite the variety of healthy food available, many people do not choose the most nutritious options.

Transition: But there is no need to fret because there is a solution!

II) I said previously that changing your eating habits will change your life.
a. But you may be thinking, “Okay, sure, but does she want us to all become vegans or something like that?”
i. No, that is not what I am suggesting. ii. I am here to persuade you all to become aware of the nutrition of what you eat and from there, to make healthy choices.
b. I’m going to share with you all how changing my personal eating habits changed my entire lifestyle.
c. It all started last semester, when my English professor came up with an interesting assignment he called “experimental research.”
d. We had to either add something or remove something from our lives for 1-2 weeks, and document our findings.
i. I chose to refrain from eating sugary desserts.
e. First, though, I must tell you about my border-line addiction.
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