The main reason that you’re not happy with your weight is because of what you eat.
It’s hardly your fault.
Have you ever stopped to notice how many times you’re bombarded by food marketing each day? Ads come at you from magazine pages, T.V. commercials, on websites and billboards, each boasting of cheap, convenient and tasty ways to cure your hunger.
The question “What’s for dinner?” has never been more complex than now.
Extensive menu options and large entrees have distorted your concept of a proper meal, and before you know it you’ve fallen into the trap of the chain restaurant, the drive thru, and the take-out line.
But wait – truly healthy eating is simple.
First you need to block out the blizzard of food marketing around you. Remember that advertisers want your money, and they don’t stop to consider if the food they promote will expand your waist – that’s your job.
It’s safe to say that, with few exceptions, any food that you see marketed should be avoided.
When was the last time you saw an ad for grilled white fish and steamed broccoli? Ha!
So what does truly healthy eating look like? A healthy meal contains lean protein and fresh veggies. Period. No need for grains, no need for packaged desserts.
- Refined sugar / corn syrup
- Fried / fatty food
- Full fat dairy food
- Processed food with chemical additives
Real Healthy Breakfast: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. What you decide to eat when you first wake up will set the tone for the rest of your meals that day. Try these healthy ideas and recipes:
- Scrambled organic eggs, sliced tomato and a handful of seasonal berries.
- Half of a dressed avocado and a few slices of nitrate-free bacon.
- Real Healthy Egg muffins
- Greens, Eggs and Ham
- Turkey, Apple and Goat Cheese Omelet
- Real Healthy Pizza
- Breakfast Bird Nests
- Real Healthy Pancakes
Real Healthy Lunch: It is important to plan your lunch ahead of time in order to avoid turning to a fast food joint or vending machine. Pack your lunch the night before and carry it with you. Try these healthy options:
- Dark baby greens topped with chopped chicken breast and diced tomatoes.
- Albacore tuna (packed in water), mixed with finely chopped cucumber over cauliflower rice.
- A bowl of homemade chicken soup.
- Teriyaki Chicken.
- Turkey and Mint Salad
Healthy Dinner: Dinner is the meal where most people splurge and eat far more calories than they should. Eating at home is the first step in reducing your dinnertime calories. Try these healthy options:
- Grilled white fish, sautéed spinach and almond bread.
- Baked chicken breast, steamed broccoli and quinoa.
- Try one of these 10 Easy Healthy Dinner recipes
While healthy eating is a huge factor in achieving your ideal weight, exercise is the other half of the equation. Your exercise routine should be challenging and should be done on a regular basis.
Not Another Diet
When you eat a simple, healthy diet you’ll never again be tempted to try the latest fad diet to drop a few pounds.
Choose to eat lean proteins, seasonal vegetables and fruits and avoid sugar, fried food and processed carbohydrates on a daily basis and enjoy living life at your ideal weight.
You can do it!