If we are to believe the AMA, the overwhelming majority of folks today are not eating anything close to a healthy diet, and in the process are – quite literally – digging their own graves with their teeth.
Thankfully though, learning how to eat healthy (and then actually implementing that healthy diet) is a lot easier than most people make it out to be. All you have to do is make a handful of very simple, very straightforward, and very fundamental shifts in the way that you look at food from here on out and you’ll be good to go.
Take advantage of these tips and tricks below provided by our friends at Good Cleansing, a juice cleanse company, and you’ll be able to eat a lot healthier immediately – and you’ll feel (and look) great instantly as well!
1) Eat smaller portions
Controlling your portions is the first thing that you should do when you want to eat healthier, rather than banishing all of your favorite foods from your life once and for all.
Like most things in life, everything is okay in moderation. By eating smaller portions you’ll consume less calories and that chocolate cake you love so much won’t have such a devastating impact on your health or your waistline.
2) Fall in love with the colorful food
The best food for your body is as close to its natural form as possible, and that means eating plenty of fruits and vegetables that are as close to raw as you can handle.
The more fruits and vegetables you add to your daily diet the better you will feel almost immediately. Eat more colorful fruits and vegetables at every meal – especially the green ones – and you’ll give your health a big boost right off the bat.
3) Shop in the outside aisles of your grocery store
When it comes time to purchase food at the grocery store do your level best to stay on the outside of the aisles.
This is where the most natural food is going to be – your fruits, your vegetables, and your produce, meats, and poultry – as opposed to the interior aisles of your grocery store where all that processed junk is contained.
4) Drink a lot of water – and then drink some more!
Almost all of us aren’t drinking anywhere near enough water to keep our bodies hydrated on a daily basis.
Rather than trying to shoot for 8 cups of water every day, drink so much water throughout the day that you feel like you are drinking too much – and then drink some more. This will guarantee that you stay hydrated (even if you have to pop into the bathroom a little bit more frequently).
5) Cook more meals at home
It’s really easy to “fall off the wagon” when it comes time to eat healthy meals and enjoy everything your healthy lifestyle has to offer.
Cut back on the meals that you eat out at restaurants and learn how to prepare your favorite dishes in as healthy a way as possible and you’ll save money AND your short and long-term health as well!