So, you are at the gym. Things are going great. But now you have decided to eat healthy, uh oh! Are you confused about that? Most people are and that is a big reason why people just don’t bother to eat healthy. It seems too hard. Too many fad diets messing up some basic truths.
If you are serious about getting healthy, you MUST eat better.
But, don’t make things more complicated than they need to be.
- First, do your best to eat whole, real food. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat as much of it or at all.
- Second, spend most of your shopping dollars on the outer perimeter of the store. The produce, dairy, meat, seafood. Want shopping hints?
- Third, don’t overload your plate. If you are still hungry after you have finished a meal, wait 20 min before digging in again. It actually takes that long for your stomach to tell your brain that you are full. If you really are still starving have a glass of water, and a healthy snack.
- Fourth, eating healthy really needs to be an enjoyable thing. If you tell yourself that this way of eating is punishment, believe it or not, your body will believe you. It will either store food because it will feel the stress and anxiety, or you won’t be able to tell what your body is really telling you. You may actually like some of these foods, but you aren’t listening to your body.
- Fifth, find food you like. Believe it or not, not all healthy food taste like grass. Here is a little list, find something you like and start there. Then try another one. Start trying new foods. There are so many to choose from.
- Mixed Nuts
- Flax Seeds
- Black Pepper
- Bell Peppers
- Sunflower Seeds
- Cooked Tomatoes
The list of healthy foods could go on almost forever. But these ones are super healthy and should be in your diet in some form or another.
Whatever program you choose to follow, it must include a healthy food plan with a balance of good whole food. Nothing extreme.
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Your diet is a bank account. Good food choices are good investments. – Bethenny Frankel