Healthy Lifestyle Switch Tips
A healthier lifestyle is learning new ways to eat, such as taking in different fruits, veggies, and whole grains. As you add those foods to your diet you must eliminate salt and bad fats while reducing your sugar intake.
The transition to a healthy eating regime should not be viewed as dieting. You should view the switch as adding years to your life, reducing the chances of cancers, heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Balance, variety, and moderation are the keys to the transition. In order to have a balanced diet one must eat from all the food groups such as protein options, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and dairy.
Furthermore, be adventurous and curious to try new foods. This variety will help you get the much needed nutrients your body requires to thrive.
All foods including sweets can be a part of a healthy regimen if eaten in moderation. Be reasonable with the amount of “bad foods” you intake.
Although you may miss the french fries, cookies and fast food burgers, the benefits of eating healthy are increasingly better than the short happy feeling you feel from eating fatty foods. Your health, appearance, and energy levels will improve drastically.
Eating nutritionally dense foods give you more energy and helps your body cope with stress better. In addition, combining healthy eating with physical activity such as walking, jogging, biking, and sports will help you manage a healthy weight and physique.
Here are a few tips to help one convert easily: don’t change everything at once, set short reasonable goals along with long term goals.
In most cases once a person attempts to eat healthier; they lack a strong support system which causes them to give up easily. This may no longer a problem with websites promoting healthy lifestyles, smart phone apps, and TV shows such as “The Biggest Loser.”
The mission of Sow Much Good, a Charlotte nonprofit, is to provide equal access to organic food sources, inspire individuals to make a lifestyle change that affects their bodies, minds and eventually the planet.
Sow Much Good loves planting, nurturing and harvesting their own fruits and vegetables to show followers how to save money and grow chemical free.
By: Sheena Mashore