When I first started eating healthier, people wanted to know why I was depriving myself. “Don’t you want to live a fun life?” They would ask me.
However, I knew the consequences of daily, unhealthy eating. I did not consider heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and many of the other life threatening diseases a fun time. Not to mention the side effects like low energy, bad skin, and moody attitude. No thanks I thought to myself.
Now, science is catching up with the Holistic Health world. Most people are starting to realize how we eat affects how we feel, look, and age.
Eating healthy is not just a god thing to do. How you eat directly impacts your quality of life.
So how do you transition into better eating habits? Here are some tips that have helped me along the way.
Read the ingredients.
I know so many people who think they are eating healthy, but they’re not. Healthy eating isn’t about having a vague understanding of what’s good to eat. You have to develop a closer relationship with your food. And the first step is knowing what you’re eating. Check for sugar, chemicals you can’t pronounce, and refined foods.
Shop fresh produce.
It’s pretty much a given that most foods in bags and boxes are too processed to really provide any real nutritional value. Stick to fresh produce, preferably organic, as much as possible. It may seem like it takes longer to prepare food at first, but soon you’ll get the hang of it and it won’t take you much time at all.
Plan and prepare.
I eat the most unhealthy when I’m hungry and have no idea what to eat. Hunger is not a good motivator for healthy eating. Plan out your meals at least one day in advance. By knowing what you’re going to eat and having it on hand, you’ll avoid the hunger pitfalls that lead us to fast food lines and junk food.
Clear out your kitchen.
If you want to eat healthy, don’t keep unhealthy foods in your home. It’s too tempting. Who has that kind of willpower? Keep it simple. If it’s not healthy, don’t store it at home. That way if you do get a craving, you have to go out and get it. All the extra work may make you more likely to give up bad eating habits.
Think about your health.
Motivate yourself constantly. Always think about your health and doing what’s good for you. By keeping your goal and intention at the forefront of your mind, you’ll motivate yourself to stay on track.
Remember. Eating healthy is not a diet. It’s a lifestyle. If you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up over it. That only cause you to spiral further and further down the unhealthy eating path. Just get right back on track. It’s not a race. Take your time and really make permanent changes that will ensure your well being for years to come.
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