Want to live healthier? To lose weight? To gain confidence & stamina?
I used to want to live healthier, until I realized how much I was giving myself away every time I ate out. No, not the kind of restaurant food, but the kind of fast food that’s so bad for you that you can’t even stand it. That’s not all though. There’s also the frozen food that’s worse for you than fast food (and most restaurants don’t even offer that kind of food).
So what do you do then? You turn to the internet to find recipes and diet plans and whatnot, and you whip out your trusty staple foods like breads, pretzels and chips. Okay, fine, so how much can you eat? Well, if you want to eat healthier, then you’re going to have to eat a lot more! That’s going to mean going to the grocery store three times per week.
That’s a lot of shopping! I know, I’m exaggerating just a little bit, but that’s still pretty much how much healthy shopping is. And not only is it physically challenging but it’s mentally draining as well. You come home from a shopping excursion full of unhealthy foods and feel terrible and sick and bloated and wonder how you will ever be able to continue on such a path.
What’s a better solution? If you really want to be healthier, start snacking more often. I know, it sounds crazy, but who doesn’t deserve a little snack now and then? And when you snack, make it healthy. Eat things like fruits, nuts, veggies and low fat dairy products. Believe me, you’ll feel better and look better too.
If you want to live healthier? Just stop making excuses. Start eating smarter.
Are you someone who just has to have that cupcake or chocolate ice cream every once in a while? I understand completely and have even done it myself. But, if you’re craving something sweet, don’t give in. It won’t do you any good and it’s actually one of the worst things you can do.
And you want to live a healthy lifestyle? Well, go ahead and join a gym or community health center. That way, you get a daily workout and get social with others. Don’t forget to take some vitamin supplements.
You can also try eating whole wheat foods. Believe it or not, they are really good for you. They are rich in nutrients and good fats. Try to eat lots of whole grains like brown rice, barley, and oats. And of course, oatmeal is one of my favorites. Oatmeal comes in handy for so many things, but especially in a delicious oatmeal cookies recipe.