If you currently do not eat a healthy diet, it can seem difficult to get started. However, healthy eating is important for living the best life you can, and giving yourself the best chance possible of being healthy into old age. If you struggle with healthy eating, then you know that breaking unhealthy habits can be the most difficult part of the process. However, if you truly want to live the best lifestyle possible, it is important to find the motivation within to start eating a more healthy diet.
A good beginning step when you want to start eating more healthily is to rid your home of everything that does not fall into healthy categories. Keep junk foods and beverages out of your house so that you will not be tempted to snack during the day. If you are worried about getting hungry, keep healthy snacks like carrot sticks, yogurt, fresh fruit, or whole-wheat crackers on hand. If you find that you just cannot bear to toss out the sweets, try keeping something tiny on hand, like good quality chocolate chips. Eating a few of these won’t ruin your diet but also will give you that little sugary fix you crave for. A handful of dried fruit and nuts makes a delicious alternative.
Another great step to healthy eating when you are first starting the process is to take a few moments to learn about what foods are the healthiest for you and how they work in the body. Most people understand that fruits, vegetables, and low-fat meat and dairy products are good for the body, but few people understand why. The key is learning about nutrients. When you understand how specific nutrients work in the body, you will be more likely to make these healthy choices for your body. Knowledge really is power! However, few people realize the damage that high glycemic foods, often processed or grain-based, do to their food cravings and other aspects of their diet.
When getting ready for a new healthy diet, you should also take into consideration your schedule for meals. If you often eat in a rushed hurry at odd times of the day, you probably are not getting the best foods possible. Plan ahead! Instead of grabbing a fast food lunch on the go, take a bagged lunch or box of salad to work, or a healthy wrap and some fresh vegetables. Plan ahead for healthy meals in the evening as well – cook ahead if you are not currently getting healthy dinners and have little time to cook when you get home every night.
Start with baby steps. Even if you only replace one soda a day with a glass of water, you are really improving your calorie intake. If you eat fast food everyday for lunch, try replacing that even half of the time. When you start by taking small steps, it does not seem like you are cutting out all of the foods you love and you can take your time to learn about healthy foods that you can love equally as well.
With best wishes,
Dr Alison Grimston
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Dr Alison Grimston (the Ultimate Energy Doctor) is a doctor, mentor and coach who helps entrepreneurs, coaches, trainers and athletes to build up the energy levels they need to do what they love. She also has an effective system for helping them to lose weight. As part of her work, she recommends the best, pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements which are guaranteed contaminant-free – especially important for athletes.
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