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How to Eat Healthy the Simple Way...
Want to know how to eat healthy?
Most people have no idea how they are slowly killing themselves with what they eat...
Why is that?
Well for 2 main reasons, 1. Because it's easy to just eat whatever comes your way and 2. Because most of the food products sold today are literally slow death poison.
But you want to learn how to eat healthy, right? You decided to read this hub because you wanted to be conscious about what you put in your body. And I'm going to deliver...
Hot to Eat Healthy The Simple Way...
How to eat healthy:
Before we get started you need to understand what food does for your body and how your body handles food... Contrary to most people think it's not about how much you eat but rather what you eat that will affect your health in the long run.
What are the things you need from food?
When we eat we need to be getting energy, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Why does your body need energy?
Well other than the obvious reasons like, you know staying awake... Your brain needs energy to function and keep your lungs, heart, stomach and so on working properly, and still have time to formulate deep meaningful questions about whether like batman or superman better.
Although if you get more energy than what your body can handle at one time, your body will start to store it and that's how (among other things) people get fat.
What are the sources of energy in food?
Sugar, Fat and Carbs...
All of these are like fuel on a car.
Fat is like regular gas, a new car will run perfectly on it and it will keep the engine healthy for years and years.
Carbs are like diesel fuel, if you use it on a regular car once or twice it won't damage the car but use it too often and you'll be taking the bus everywhere.
And finally Sugar is like putting Jet fuel on a Volkswagen Beetle it's way too much power for that machine.
So if you want to eat healthy you need to manage your fuel sources.
Limit the amount of sugar and carbs you eat every day and use fat as a healthier way to get energy (I know that goes against what most doctors have told you your whole life but it's true). I actually wrote a whole article on this subject alone in my personal Blog...
Also if want to better use the energy you eat (or the energy you have stored as fat) you need to be exercising at least 1 hour per day...
I'm sure you remember all about protein as you studied it in Biology class, but just in case you don't I'll summarize it for you, we need protein to rebuild muscle, burn fat, maintain tissues, build new cells and more.
Your hair, nails, the outer layer of your skin is all made from proteins so needless to say, you need protein in your diet and you need it in every meal...
Where can you get protein?
-Certain Vegetables like Mushrooms or Eggplant
-Some Grains like Quinoa or Soy
Always incorporate Protein in every meal, but as with everything don't abuse it. Eating too much protein turns that protein into sugar, it dehydrates you and it can make you lose weight way too fast (and trust me on this one losing or gaining weight that fast is not good at all).
Also stay away from processed meats... I mean it...
Basically anything that comes packaged, bacon, hamburgers, sausage, chicken nuggets, etc. the process to make these products makes them extremely toxic for your body.
It was recently discovered that eating bacon on a regular basis is the equivalent of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day...
Stay away from the light!
Stay away from the bacon...
Vitamins and Minerals
Most people in the US especially will tend to take multivitamin supplements every day but in reality you don't need them if you have a healthy diet...
How do you get these vitamins?
Fruits and Vegetables...
Fruits however contain sugar and remember I said you shouldn't abuse sugar?
Most people think a healthy breakfast is a bowl of fruit and granola...
The fruit has sugar, the granola has sugar and insane amounts of sodium, some people even put honey on top of it all adding even more sugar and wash it all down with juice!
Your body can't possibly use that much energy so it stores it as fat.
The best way to get these vitamins and minerals is vegetables!
(And some fruits like tomatoes and avocados)
You can never go wrong by putting some green on your plate especially green vegetables are a great health boost in many many ways.
It's even been proven that a diet with lots of vegetables in it can prevent cancer!
If you want to eat healthy you have to follow these 3 steps:
1. Cut down on the sugar and carbs.
2. Have Protein on every meal.
3. Eat lots of vegetables.
Now a few pointers before you go...
Beware of hidden sugars
Most processed products, even things that are deemed "healthy" contain high levels of sugar.
-Low fat yogurt
-And many many more...
And the labels always try to confuse you by using different terms like:
Sucrose, Glucose, Fructose, High Fructose Corn Syrup...
So beware of hidden sugars.
Stay away from artificial stuff!
Artificial sweeteners especially...
Most people believe that artificial sweeteners are a healthy alternative to sugar but in reality it's healthier to drink a regular coke than it is to drink a "diet coke".
Artificial sweeteners don't exist in nature therefore your body does not know what to do with it...
What ends up happening is your body identifies it as a possible threat so it stores it in fat in order to keep it away from the body.
Follow these idiot proof steps and you will improve your overall health.
Let me know if you got value out of this and if you have questions leave them in the comments.
Make it a great day.
What's been the main thing keeping you from eating healthy?
And just in case you were thinking of saying "Eating healthy is too expensive" check this out...
One of the most important factors though is how you preface you meals mentally.
What does that mean?
What questions do you ask yourself before you eat?
You see, I use to ask myself one question before every meal... What am In the mood for?
Of course this is depending heavily on taste and not on nutrition, but I since changed my question to: What will nourish me?
Changing this simple thing changed the way I ate completely and it will for you too, so with this new found knowledge, every time you open the fridge ask yourself, what will nourish me?
To Sum up...
Before every meal...
Ask yourself what will nourish me?
And incorporate energy, protein and vitamins into your meal.
Hope you got a lot out of this hub, let me know what you think in the comments and share this with a friend, until next time.
Yamil Senior Seda