You Are What You Eat!
Healthy eating is not about going overboard with a diet that takes all the enjoyment from your meals. It’s not about striving to be unrealistically skinny, or depriving yourself of the foods you love. It’s about feeling super healthy, being more energetic, experiencing vitality of mind and body, and keeping yourself as free from ailments and disease as possible – all of which can be achieved by learning to eat from a foundation of healthy foods, and using them in a way that works for you and your lifestyle.
Instead of stressing about counting calories or measuring portions, think of your diet in terms of color, variety, and quality – think organic where possible. It’s so much easier and simpler this way! Focus on foods you love and easy recipes that incorporate healthy lean protein and salad, fresh vegetables and a starch such as brown rice or potato or pasta. Gradually, your diet will become healthier and more nutritious.
Don’t rush to make drastic changes and end up sabotaging your plan or quitting altogether – or cheating and feeling guilty! Instead, ease into your eating habits over time. Make small adjustments, like adding a salad (full of different color vegetables) once a day or cooking with olive oil or coconut oil instead of shortening or butter. As small changes turn into habits, keep adding more and more healthy choices.
Every single healthy change you make will improve your diet. It ALL matters! You don’t have to be a purist and you don’t have to completely eliminate foods you enjoy to have a healthy diet.
The long term goal is to feel super healthy, have more energy, and reduce the risk of premature ailments and disease. When you go off course, don’t get discouraged—every healthy food choice you make counts.
And to continue your journey toward getting super healthy, include moderate exercise and natural food supplements.
See our article to discover reasons to supplement your healthy diet.