People often make things more difficult than they truly are. This is true in multiple aspects of life. However, making the decision to eat better and treat your body right isn’t always an easy thing to do. As some would say, easier said than done…as they reach for the chips on the table at work while they have an apple and carrot sticks in their purse or backpack.
So we need to ask ourselves, are we making the decision to eat healthy more difficult than it truly is??
Maybe WE as individuals are motivated to make a healthy change for our life, but the temptations around us and our peers make it more difficult to live a healthy lifestyle?
I don’t know the answer to this question, but what I do know is that the decision to eat well can only be made by one person.
It is a choice that you make in your mind and in your heart, and hopefully you have people around you who support you and challenge you to be the best version of you possible.
I know that choosing the sugar snap peas and handful of almonds isn’t always the most fun. Especially when the hot cheetos, ice cream and pop-tarts are taunting you in every aisle of the grocery store, BUT what makes you feel better afterwards?
Be real with yourself
The cheetos taste damn good going down, but afterward???? Let’s be real, ya feel like complete s***!!!!
Whereas, the healthy veggies and nuts make you wanna get up and go kick some serious booty!
Okay, so here is a perfect scenario. You’ve been binging on McDonald’s, frozen yogurt, fried chicken, chinese food, and soda all week. So ya, ya feel like death, and you’ve probably gained a bit of weight (not muscle i might add). Suddenly a thought comes to mind
“Damn I really need to get my eating back under control.”
who’s had that very thought run through their mind?? are you nodding right now? yup, thought so. cause guess what, so am I…
Listen, I know that it can be tough, but at the very least I wanted to share 7 simple ways that you can start eating healthier TODAY!
Take charge of your health. You only get one body, so love it, respect it, and fuel it with the proper foods. You won’t be sorry you did.
7 Simple Ways to Start Eating Healthy
Don’t count calories! Count ingredients! The fewer the better (and whole foods, NOT processed)
Include some protein, carbs, and fat at every meal
Focus on healthy fats (avocados, nuts, olive oil etc)
Keep sugar to a minimum – bye bye soda!
Choose whole grains
If you can’t grow it, don’t eat too much of it
Drink your coffee/tea black! No cream/sugar
I truly believe that these 7 simple steps will lead you closer to your health goals.
You are beautiful, strong, and capable.
You are in control of your choices.
Maybe starting tomorrow, try even just one or two of these tips 🙂