Healthy Eating. Healthy. Salad. Green vegetables. Plants. Trees. More salad. Bright colors. Eating Healthy.
What comes to your mind when someone says “Oh, I’m eating healthy”, or “I’ve decided to start eating healthier!”. Some people groan out of distaste as they wish they had that person’s willpower, and some people are inspired, and some people just think green. Everything green. Salad. Vegetables. Etc.
Before I continue, I have a question to ask. Why are vegetables associated with lima beans and misery?
I have no idea why.
I personally love vegetables. I love broccoli, zucchini, salad, lettuce (the same thing as salad, right?), artichokes, brussel sprouts, cucumbers, avocados, green beans, and the list goes on. And yes, I forgot, lima beans. I like those too.
But seriously, why do people just hate vegetables, or the idea and concept of vegetables?
I’m honestly not sure that I will ever understand. Like seriously, what is wrong with them? I think that they are delicious, and I have multiple vegetables each day. Okay, I’m finished with my rant on the whole vegetable stereotype.
Okay, so, healthy eating. That means that you have to, yes, put down your bag of Doritos, and yes, pick up a bag of carrots. It seems so simple. But why is it so hard?
I totally understand where the person who loves junk food is coming from. I love love love junk food. If I could, I would live off of junk food. Two things I cannot resist are french fries, number one, and chocolate ice cream, soft serve please, number two. Those are my two ultimate guilty pleasures. I love to eat everything from Goldfish to Doritos to Famous Amos Cookies, which are pretty much the best thing ever.
Over these past few months, I’ve been trying to eat healthier. I really have been. I can’t tell you the last time I ate a donut. I can’t tell you the last time I ate Doritos. I can’t tell you the last time I had some Famous Amos Cookies.
But I can tell you the last time I had some water. I can tell you the last time I ate a salad. I can tell you the last time I ate an apple.
Slowly, but surely, I have been eating more healthily. Sure, it is tough. I totally get where you’re coming from. And yes, I do still eat pretzels and sometimes I eat candy still, and I have not and will not give up my chocolate ice cream, but hey, I’ve gotten pretty far. In order to be a “healthy eater” you have to want it. You have to want to have a healthy body. You can’t just wish you had the will to ditch the junk food but not do anything about it!
And if you think about it, eating healthy, in the end, is good! It’s good to put good foods in your body.
I challenge you to stop eating one bad thing for at least one week, then two. Start with something simple and then move up the list. Like maybe start with switching Oreos with an apple. Do a simple switch and see what effect it has.
To eat healthy, make sure you eat your breakfast! I usually eat some fruit, or 2 eggs, scrambled. Breakfasts kick start your day and they boost your metabolism! Also, I would recommend ditching the fast food!
Although I do love fast food, I have been trying to steer clear of it! After I eat it, I always feel groggy and bloated. Usually, fast food doesn’t have as much nutritional value as a home cooked meal does, so home-cooked meals are the way to go! The whole industry of “fast food” has increased so much and so quickly! It’s like there is a McDonalds or Wendy’s every block! It’s crazy! And when you’re in a rush, fast food always seems like the perfect fix because it’s fast and easy. Honestly, fast food does get the best of me too. The french fries just call my name.
I am guilty of not doing this, but drink a lot of water! I know, I know. I am on the same boat as y’all. Forcing yourself to drink water is so difficult! But, on the days when I do drink a lot of water, I actually feel better and I tend to be in a better mood!
I would also suggest eating your fruits and vegetables! I love to eat fruit for a snack and I like to pair vegetables with every meal! My all time favorite meal is grilled chicken with green beans and carrots! I just boil the green beans and then I chop up the carrots, stick them in the oven with olive oil and salt and pepper, and they end up tasting amazing!
I’m not 100% sure what I was trying to get at with this post, but basically this is me telling you that I have been trying to eat in a healthy way recently, and I think that you should do the same to not only feel better about yourself physically, but also emotionally.
I put together a page of statistics about eating and nutrition that might help you stay motivated!
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