Eating healthy is something that everyone wants, but it seems as if everyone struggles with. How could we not in a world laden with processed food that has more chemicals in it than some science experiments? Eating healthy for beginners is just the basics, and is something that everyone should learn.
The way I do it is quite simple. If I can’t pronounce, let alone actually know, over half of the ingredients, then it’s not healthy. That does not mean you should look it up on your phone so you can buy that pack of temptation and consume it in one sitting. Believe me, I’ve done that and it never ends well.
Eating Healthy For Beginners
Tip # 1:
Try to stay with as much whole foods as possible. Fruits and vegetable are the missing staples of a standard Western diet, and french fries do no count. The reason shall be revealed in the next tip. If fresh foods go bad on you, then definitely buy frozen. I have frozen blueberries, strawberries, and a vegetable medley waiting for a time when I just don’t feel like cooking from fresh.
Tip # 2:
Stay away from oil. That yummy deep fried goodness is just asking to be stored as belly fat. I have a saying that I picked up from a doctor somewhere and it is, “From my lips to my hips, the excess fat I eat is the fat I wear.” I find this to be very accurate. I admit that I go on junk food binges, and I can practically feel the fat being stored.
Tip # 3:
Eat lots of fruit. I’ve heard on so many occasions that sugar isn’t good for you, or it turns to fat inside your body, or it makes you fat. I think that last one is ridiculous. If sugar made you fat, then wouldn’t it be called fat? Processed sugar is no good for you. That I understand, but when you add natural fiber to said sugar, like that in an apple or banana, it’s the best thing for you. Did you know that your brain runs on glucose?
Tips # 4:
Ditch the dairy. Did you know that up to 65% of the world’s population has some form of lactose intolerance. It’s because our bodies were not designed to process milk out of infancy, let alone milk from an entirely different species. It’s also very addictive as dairy has a compound called casomorphins which comes from the casein in dairy. It’s similar to morphine, and just like any drug, can be very addictive. It’s also one of the leading causes of acne. It also gave me so much grief in that it caused a lot of my sinus problems.
I hope you learned something new from this post on eating healthy for beginners. I know that it can be difficult, but the point is to simply keep on trying. Where there’s a will there’s a way. If you have the will, then there must be a way.