Well that’s just it isn’t it? You’re thinking about it, instead of just getting on with it. Like everything you do often the idea is far worse than the reality. Why do today what you can easily put off until tomorrow.
Well when it comes to eating and your health I think there’s no time like the present.
Like anything once you get into a routine it becomes second nature
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Zig Zigler, a well known motivational speaker and guru, said motivation is like bathing you have to do it every day for it to be effective. And so it is with adopting a healthier diet. You get up each morning and clean your teeth, have a shower, grab a cup of coffee and rush out the door.
All of the above are habits. Routine. Stuff you do without thinking. If you drive to your work place every day, you get in the car, turn the ignition and drive. You’re on automatic pilot. If someone asked you about the route you probably wouldn’t even know because your mind is elsewhere.
So the question is how do you adopt a healthier eating routine that is both good for you and will keep you well and energised and enthused and not bored. Because that’s half the problem you want something to tempt you, to entice you, surely eating foods that are good for you are boring?
Actually they’re not and like so many things down to perception. If you believe adopting a healthier diet is easy it will be if you think it’s difficult it will be, either way you’re right.
Let me explain
I’m sure you’ve heard about the Law of Attraction. It has one fundamental rule which is what you focus on increases so what you ‘put out’ you get back.
Let me explain further. If you believe that you can only be healthy if you give up all the chocolate and cake and all the other stuff you love then you will never be healthy. Sugar is the worst offender in the world.
Not only if you take it in tea or coffee but its’ added to all sorts of things not just sweet things. Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions in some parts of the world where in others people are starving. It’s a crazy world we live in.
But you, reading this, want to know how healthier eating can be easy so I shall tell you.
You need to change your thinking. (Back to perceptions you see). Food for some people is just ‘fuel’ for others it’s the reason they live. Whichever group you fall into (although I believe that if you eat to live you’ll probably not be reading this anyway, but I digress).
Healthy eating doesn’t mean a salad leaf, although I do hope that you wouldn’t think that anyway
Healthier eating is balanced, ensuring you get all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs to keep going, have energy, sleep well, function properly with your limbs and organs working efficiently in exactly the way they’re meant to.
If you have a high performance car, a sexy sports high performance say Maserati or Ferrari or something equivalent (I’m a woman give me a break!) you wouldn’t fill it up with economy fuel would you? NO of course you wouldn’t, you’d give it the very best gasoline that money can buy suitable for its high performance ensuring that the engine and all the other bits work perfectly.
Well your body is like a Maserati or at the very least a Mercedes, it’s a perfect functioning organism and it too needs the best ‘fuel’ to ensure all it’s parts work properly. So balancing your diet for healthy eating is not just simple it really is easy.
If your meals consist of all the vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, in fact everything you need to keep going you’ll be fine.
Specifically? Well fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meat and chicken, good sources of calcium like nuts and seeds.
Variety in this instance is really the ‘spice of life’
The more varied your diet the better it will be: Avocados, apples, artichokes, lean beef, basil, beans, cauliflower, carrots, cardamom (the aromatic seeds of a plant of the ginger family, used as a spice and also medicinally), damsons (plums!), duck, dates, endive and eggs, fennel, grapefruit, hen (well chicken!), kale, lemons, langoustine, mackerel, nuts, oranges, pineapple, pork, peppers, quince, radishes, raspberries, rice, strawberries, sage, salmon, squash, tuna, turmeric, vanilla, water, watermelon, wine, watercress, wasabi, yam, yoghurt, zucchini (courgette to the British).
As you can see there is a veritable A to Z of foods, spices, drinks, which I’m happy to report will give you a very balanced eating regime. What you might have noticed (or not) is that they are all ‘fresh’ foods not a processed one in sight and that dear reader is the secret.
Processed foods have additives like sugar and E numbers and all sorts of awful things, what my list (and it’s certainly not a comprehensive one) shows is that you can adopt a healthier eating pattern by eating unprocessed foods which are natural and therefore they are going to be good for you.
So you see adopting a healthier diet is easier thank you think (or thought before you read this article).
All that’s left for me to say is buy all the good stuff (and it doesn’t you can’t have an E number or something equally ‘naughty’ occasionally either). You will be amazed how you health will improve if you stick to what I call the ‘natural’ foods.
Eat well and Enjoy!