Setting up healthy eating habits can be pretty easy to stay with if you know where to start. Just go over the specific points below and you'll be on your way. Get these points in before you go further. You'll be more able to stick with a healthy diet as you build on these basics.
Step 1. The Best Healthy Eating Advice I Can Give...
This may not sound like a healthy eating habit but you won't be able to stick with any good habits you put in unless you do this one.
When you invest time and money in eating better while you aren't doing what you really care about in life, you can end up trashing the entire healthy eating trip. Watch this short video clip a couple of times to really get this point.
One thing that has impressed me most in my years of study of healthy foods is this:
Good nutrition can improve your quality of life. But... as your physical body improves, it is VITAL to gain knowledge in the area of life that most interests YOU. Having a healthy body is of no use if YOU aren't doing something you really want to do in life. It's truly a VITAL aspect of living.
Do all of these Steps:
Determine what to do in life that gets you excited
Start a learning program about that
Eat healthy foods
As you gain new skills, apply what you learn and have wins doing it
Step 2. Look for Healthy Foods
Establish food sources that sell nutritious foods that are grown...
in the wild
on organic farms
using sustainable farming practices
Choose Foods from Organic or Sustainable Farms
This may take some planning. You will first locate new places to shop if necessary. You can go to Organic Food Sources for suggestions.
Step 3. Avoid Unhealthy Foods
Eliminate foods grown using...
herbicides, fungicides and pesticides
synthetic chemical fertilizers
genetically modified foods
Pesticides, synthetic chemical fertilizers, and genetically modified seeds result in unhealthy foods. This has proven out over the last 60 years. We have more sick people, more overweight people and even more depressed people than we had prior to 1945.
Out of all the healthy eating habits, in my opinion, this one is the easiest to get accustomed to when starting to implement a natural-healthy-eating plan.
Step 4. Learn to Read Food Labels
In all the healthy eating habits, this one can be the most difficult.
Avoid packaged foods when you don't understand ingredient names, then learn them and buy only if safe to eat.
Buy organic packaged foods if all ingredients are organic.
Avoid foods containing food additives while you learn the good from the bad.
You don’t want to go hiking in the woods and pick food off bushes without knowing a little about that. The same thing is true about going to the grocery store. You will want to know a little more about it. Learn how to tell the healthy foods from the unhealthy foods. Reading food labels is a good place to start.
Step 5. Don't Forget the Workplace
This brings us to where we might be spending most of our time - the workplace. It can be really difficult to maintain healthy eating habits when working and socializing with others. I came across a website that has some very valuable information on how to enlist others in your healthy eating and overall wellness campaign at the worksite.
Helping to implement a worksite health promotion program may actually improve the productivity and profits of the entire company as well. Imagine if the majority of employees felt good most of the time. This website goes into some detail on this. Take a look at Health Promotion Worksite and see what information might be helpful to you.
Then... YOU are really on YOUR WAY to helping create a better world!
You will win!
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