Within the articles of this section of the website, we will be showing you a host of healthy recipes and healthy tips. In the last few years I have been really enjoying cooking healthy recipes. I started out by simply trying recipes from several great healthy recipe books and then slowly modifying them and then, eventually creating my own.
If you are tired of the grind it takes to actually get those abs you want, or lose the weight you want, or improve your overall health, the first focus should be “diet” and NOT exercise. I can tell you that it is a lot easier to not eat 100 calories of junk than it is to burn 100 calories because of eating the junk.
You want to eat healthy right?
Of course you do. But, the idea is to eat for both taste and overall fitness. If you want to lose belly fat, flatten those abs, increase energy, fight off anxiety or sleep disorders, or simply improve your overall health, eating healthy is going to be a big part of your journey. But, the fact of the matter is, you also want to enjoy the food you are eating.
I cannot express the importance of eating the right foods, and not eating the wrong foods. It increases your overall fitness, helps you feel better, increases your performance in just about everything, plus makes it easier to look the way you want to look. That being said, it is MUCH easier to eat the right foods if they taste as good as the wrong foods.
#1 Food to Avoid Like a Plague
If you are trying to lose weight or cut down on sugar and are still drinking JUICE (yes, even the “all natural” stuff), you are NOT doing yourself a favor. DRINKS are by far the easiest way to waste unwanted calories.
The companies out there that tell you their juice is high in vitamins is masking the reality of it. They are high in many types sugars (disguised with different names) and low in healthy nutrition. Their vitamins are inserted into their juices and are much lower quality. Plus when you drink juice, you are missing the entire benefit of the actual fruit, the fiber!
Simple sugars simply leave you fat and tired at the end of the day. Avoid juices altogether. Unless it is a REAL green juice you make with real vegetables, with minimal fruit (only for taste).
If you are Consuming fresh veggies, You Are Eating Well
Bar none, vegetables are the best thing you can eat. They are low in sugars (which turn to fat), super high in natural vitamins (the best type), and are so high in fiber (fiber gives you that full feeling).
Try to eat Vegetables with every meal, even if it is a carrot with your lunch. I can assure you that this is the healthy thing you can do when it comes to your personal diet and intake of calories. You are only to stand benefit from this.
If you have any questions about your diet or would like to offer any diet insight you have gotten over the years (from your personal experiences), please leave a comment below. We would love to hear all about it!