We all know we should eat healthy, but what actually is healthy eating? Many people are divided on what food is healthy and even experts cannot determine what food is the best. Experts are even divided on what is and what isn’t healthy food. There are a few foods that people can agree on, such as:
• Healthy foods. Generally, leafy green vegetables like kale are fantastic. The idea is to eat food as nature intended us to eat it; without overdoing it.
• Limited sugar and trans fat. Having too much of these food in your diet can have negative consequences.
• Potatoes are generally a good food, depending on how you eat them. Eating them with limited amounts of butter, fried oil and sour cream, is a great way to go. Baked potatoes are healthy if you avoid large amounts of these toppings.
• Substitute shakes are usually good, in moderation. If you use them as a beneficial side and not an entire meal you’ll find that it’s much more beneficial to you.
The key isn’t really to change your entire diet; that is not what experts and scientist suggest. The key is to make small changes, healthy changes over time, and try and live a healthy lifestyle that way.
While many focus on dropping down pounds, it’s very important to focus also on your overall life. While weight loss is great and important, it’s not what will determine your success long term.
Here are a few hacks for healthy eating:
• Start small. Don’t try and change your entire diet overnight; you’ll regret it in the morning. Change one or two foods out at a time.
• Never go on a starvation diet. Be leery of fasts and things that promise to drop weight quickly. The body actually doesn’t want to drop weight when you’re not eating as it’s afraid of not having storage.
• Don’t assume fad diets will always equal major changes.
• Never shell out huge amounts of money on drinks and protein shakes until you’re sure they work for you.
• If you have current health conditions check with your doctor before beginning any diet and exercise program.
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