You are what you eat. You’ve heard that before, and it’s true. What you put into your body has a direct impact on how well it functions. Just like you wouldn’t put dirty fuel into a finely tuned engine, the quality and vibrancy of the food you put into your body shape your health. After all, food is what gives you energy and allows your body to carry out all of its vital processes. If you want to be at your best, you need to put the best fuel into your body.
But what does that mean exactly?
- Ditch the processed food.
There’s a reason why processed food lasts so long and looks so good. It tends to be full of preservatives, unhealthy fats, excess salt, and empty calories.
Your cells will be bombarded with chemicals and unnatural ingredients that they can’t use properly, leaving you feeling sluggish and bloated.
When it comes to food, it’s often better to eat less but make sure that what you are eating is nutrient-dense.
- Eat the rainbow.
Fruits and vegetables come in all different colors for a reason. Each color corresponds to a different nutrient that your body needs.
By filling your plate with a variety of colorful fruits and veggies, you’ll be sure to get the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants your body needs to stay healthy.
- Get your macros.
Macronutrients are the three main types of nutrients that your body needs in large amounts: carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Each one serves a different purpose in your body, and you need to ensure that you’re getting enough of each every day.
Plan your meals to get all your macros in every time.
- Be mindful of portions.
Just because something is healthy doesn’t mean you can eat as much as you want. No matter how tasty, get used to listening to your hunger cues and eating until you’re satisfied, not stuffed.
- Eat healthy… most of the time.
No one is perfect, and attempting to be will only lead to frustration and possible binging. When it comes to food, allow yourself some wiggle room now and again. As long as you’re eating a healthy diet most of the time, a little indulgence here and there won’t hurt you, whether it’s your favorite sugary treat or that snack you love, even if it comes in neon colors. By not obsessing with what you’re eating all the time and enjoying what you’re putting on your plate, you’re more likely to stick to healthy eating in the long run.
Of course, it’s not always easy to make sure you get the food that your body needs to work at its best, especially when you have a busy schedule. That’s why we’re here to help.
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