Let’s not mince words here: dieting is hard work. Once you’re on one you can be surprised how difficult it is to stick to. Not only that, but with so much new information coming out all the time telling you what is and is not healthy, it can be hard to know if you’re even on the right track at any given time.
Whether you’re just trying to lose weight or you’re feeling miserable from modern food, this post will be cutting through all the fad information and hearsay and provide some basic, common-sense advice on how to start and maintain a healthy diet.
Cut Out Soda
Yes, much of our modern dietary options are loaded with excess sugar and carbohydrates. One of the main things that keeps people from sticking to a consistent diet is that it can seem impossible to avoid this fact.
However, by simply cutting soda out of your life, you will be eliminating a substantial amount of sugar from your diet. Drink water instead – your body needs it!
Make Half Of Your Consumption Fruits & Vegetables
“But what kind of fruits and vegetables should I choose?” you might be asking. The answer is easy – in fact it’s something you might tell a kindergartener: choose green, red, and orange vegetables. Have any kind of fruit you want for desert.
Make your plate colorful. The more colors, the better the chances of consuming the minerals and vitamins your body needs.
Switch To Whole Grains
Refined grains are loaded with sugar and can cause inflammation in the body. Whole grains have more nutrients like protein, B vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. They can also keep bowel movements regular and produce healthier bacteria in the colon.
Eat More Seafood
Protein should be a regular part of your diet. Meat is a big part of that. You can also eat plenty of beans, nuts, seeds, and eggs for protein. But if you really like meat, add more seafood to your diet. It has plenty of protein as well as omega-3 fatty acids and minerals. If you’re not too fond of seafood, switch to more lean meats.
Switch To Healthier Fats
A lot of the fat people get is from food made with butter, shortening, and margarine, as well as fatty meat like sausage and bacon. Instead, go for avacados, cheese, whole eggs, chia seeds, fish, and nuts. Extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil are also great replacements for butter.