This is a guest post by Wellness Of Eve.
“You are what you eat.” What a true quote.
If you eat healthy food, in a healthy way, you should stay healthy. However, not everyone knows what and how to eat.
I recently wrote an answer for a question on Quora about why people tend to eat what they know could kill them. The fact is that many people aren’t aware of the dangers of the unhealthy food they’re consuming, and if they are, they lack motivation to go for it.
Today I’ll give a simple version of healthy eating tips for a beginner who wants to make the shift as smoothly as possible.
1. Kitchen must haves
If you have staffed your kitchen with processed food, chances are you’ll find it easier to consume them rather than go to shop for some healthy food. So start by your groceries list before shopping, make sure you buy what you’ll need to make healthy meals.
These are my favorite healthy meals components that I can never skip:
- Olive oil
- Veggies and fruits of the season
- Spices: ginger, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, ground at home.
- Herbs: tea, anise, sage, chamomile, thyme
- Nuts: almond, peanut, sesame, fenugreek seeds, lentils
- Cereals: oatmeal, whole wheat, ground barley
- Dates, raisins
2. Meal planning
If you don’t plan your meals, chances are you’ll find yourself cooking and eating whatever is possible in the kitchen or, worse, take some fast food. So give your stomach’s health some time and plan which meal you’ll make for breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day during the week.
If you’re also looking for meal planning printables for cheap meals, then check out this list, and especially the clean eating printable.
Make sure to have a variation of nutrients in each meal, containing proteins, vitamins and some natural fat and carb. For snacks, you can take your favorite fruit or nuts.
If you’re a woman, chances are you feel more responsible for your family’s health because you’re the one spending more time in the kitchen trying to feed them. The fact is that meals should be made together as it strengthens the family bonds and give them more time for connection.
I suggest you take their opinions when making the meal planning and give them the chance to be the kitchen chief when it’s time to make their favorite meal while others help them. It’s such a fun and helpful way to take responsibility for our food and enjoy the family life even more at the same time.
When it comes to healthy eating, you should consider also giving some vacation for your digestive system. It works a lot when we eat three meals per day, and fasting for one day per month at least can help it work even more effectively. If that’s not an option for you for any reason, consider juicing or smoothies, they give your needed nutrients with much less digestion work.
Healthy eating is simple and easy if you can listen to your body. It’s such an intelligent machine that gives you messages to tell you what’s needed, and sometimes they’re expressed by gut feelings. Try to ask yourself which food do I need right now? How much? I believe that connecting with the body can be the shortcut to a healthier life.
If you need to know more about healthy eating or you have some special health issues, consider asking a nutritionist if affordable, or leave me a message via the contact form on my blog. You can also follow my Facebook page and tell me how I can help you to start eating healthy.
Wellness of Eve is a space to share healthy living knowledge and support, founded by a Moroccan woman who is committed to share her healthy living perspective with everyone over the world, to help everyone make the shift toward a healthy lifestyle. You can find her on her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Linkedin.