Healthy Eating - Decide To Cut Back Or Eliminate Processed Foods Including Salt, Sugar, and Fat
By Debbie Benson
When learning about healthy eating we see thousands of people who have become experts about what to eat and what not to eat. There have been hundreds of diets marketed to the public, some of them reasonable, some crazy. Luckily, the basics of healthy eating are well understood and quite simple.
Here are a few easy guidelines to healthy eating: Add more whole foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, grains, and cut back on or eliminate processed food and foods prepared with a lot of sugar, salt, and fat. If you're overweight, try to eat less.
Let's touch briefly on these less healthy foods.
For all three, your metabolism has adjusted itself so that it makes you feel hungry for these ingredients and makes you crave them as you cut down. The decision to make gradual and consistent changes will feel much more manageable after only a week or two. As you're losing your taste for unhealthy eating, reinforce your taste for healthy foods. It won't be long before you'll be feeling healthier, with more energy, more mental clarity and more positive with less volatile moods.
There is such a strong connection between the food we eat and how deprived or abundant our lives seem. We often use food as a gauge of how much pleasure we find in life. To remain positive we must be good to ourselves, so making sure to find healthy foods and recipes that we actually enjoy is very important.
Finally, there are a lot of resources available to all of us that will help support our decision to start eating healthy. Follow the simple guidelines for the kind of healthy eating we've been talking about. Once you start looking you'll find lots of tips, recipes and healthy ways to prepare and flavor food without the salt, sugar, and fat.
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