Making Conscious, Healthy Choices

Including more healthy choices into your diet is a great way to pave your road to good health!

Healthy eating is very important to your well-being. During the days of your grandparents, healthy eating was just easy. Food was grown in rich soil with no pesticides and herbicides. It was all unprocessed and natural. Breads, desserts and meals were baked or cooked at home from freshly acquired ingredients and were not produced in a laboratory from chemicals that were never intended for human consumption.


But now everything has changed. Yes, it is true. In our fast-paced way of life, we do not have much time to focus on the time it takes to prepare healthy meals from scratch we can feed our families like our grandparents did. But are we really doing ourselves a favor by consuming highly processed foods loaded with sugar and full of chemicals?


Most people know what healthy eating is and know they should be making better choices – it’s just that when it comes to the implementation of this knowledge, there is a bridge to cross in order for one to take action. How do you actually eat healthy, instead of just knowing you should eat healthy?


Create a meal plan, constructed with super-healthy foods that you like to eat. Now there are three parts to this solution if you look closely, and these three parts are of equal importance:


1.    Create a meal plan. Put it down on paper. This will make you more accountable to yourself and help to keep you on track.


2.    Focus on super-healthy food. Meal plans that do not include healthy foods won’t take you to where you want to go. Build your meals around things that are actually good for you. Build in some treats for yourself, but keep these to a minimum. Most of the foods you consume must be predominently super-healthy foods.


3.    Include some foods that you really like. This is essential. If you do not like the food you are committing to, do not pursue that meal plan for any extended period of time. Nobody likes to eat food they don’t enjoy. This is the reason why most diets do not succeed. Any person can follow a diet for a few weeks, however if you feel you suffer from deprivation, there is a strong tendency to drop the plan and binge.



Instead, make sure you love your food. Add a few varieties, of course, and mix up your meal plan, but stick to the foods you love. There are myriad healthy recipes available online that can mimic the flavors and textures of almost any foods.


We must understand the importance of healthy eating. A healthy diet reduces your risk of heart disease and other serious health problems. A healthy diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts and beans. It is low in trans fat, unhealthy saturated fats, cholesterol, added sugars and table salt (sodium).

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