3 Simple Ways to Eat Healthier
Eating healthy can be a lot easier than we make it out to be. It's just a matter of putting your focus on the right target and making that target simple and easy to achieve.
1. Eat "au natural"
Generally, the closer a food is to its original form the better. Focus on foods that haven’t been highly processed and that have a short ingredient list. A simple way to do this is to cut out foods that come out of a box.
2. Think ‘high-protien, plant-based diet.’
A plant-based diet is packed with nutrients and helps fill you up and boost your fiber intake, and when you combine that with high protien, your muscles have more energy to burn. Look for whole grains and whole grain products. Go for fruits and vegetables with deeply coloured flesh such as mangoes, blueberries, cantaloupe, tomatoes, red peppers and dark leafy greens since they generally have more micronutrients. Eat edible skins ad peels (thoroughly washed) to increase your fiber and nutrient intake.
3. Eat 50% Raw.
Rather than cutting out your favorite foods all together, add raw foods to the plate and eat an equal amount of raw health food to that not-so-healthy option. Love hot wings? Ask for extra carrot sticks and celery. Eat two sticks to one wing. Want a burger with cheese and bacon? No problem, eat a green salad with lots of veggies that is about the same size as your burger. If this sounds like it takes too much thinking, then just order a salad or two and eat it prior to your entree.
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