August 6, 2013
Healthy eating guidelines I follow:
1) In each meal I try to have protein (vegetable or animal), a small amount of fat and a complex carbohydrate (veggie, whole bread, milk, legumes) Complex carbs fill you up so much more than simple carbs (sugar, white flower, candy, fruit, fruit juices) and thus I am not hungry right after my meal.
2) I love fruit. Researchers vary on the amount of fruit is healthy for you. Some say it is limitless others say it is too sugary and should be limited. The limits also vary according to sources. I do not limit my self as to fruit. If I want it I eat it. I believe it has so much nutrients and healthy goodness that it cannot be bad for me. Although this person is eating only raw fruit and veggies look at how healthy and energetic she is - http://fullyraw.com/
3) Tea – again, researchers vary as to how much is healthy and what kind. I like all kinds of tea: green, black, white, herbal, mate etc. You name it, I like it. I believe as long as you still drink at least 8 glasses of water a day tea is good for you. It has a lot of antioxidants.
4) Packaged goods – limit as much as possible. I use common sense, if I see soya milk in refrigerated section and on a regular shelf, the refrigerated one is likely to less or no preservatives while the shelf milk has to have more not to go bad without being refrigerated.
5) Chocolate – I love chocolate. I have recently discovered how to eat dark chocolate to enjoy it. I used to dislike it. Well, there is a way to enjoy it. Take a small piece and let it melt in your mouth. Unlike milk chocolate that I chew, when I do the same with dark it does not taste good at all. However, when I let it melt in my mouth it makes all the difference in the world in how it tastes.
6) Water – I am really bad about drinking water, I simply forget to do it. So I have been carrying it around with me everywhere I go. Which has helped me to drink my 8 glasses a day. I also feel like I am starting to like to drink water and actually want it.
7) No fat free/diet food. I do not like the taste of it and rather eat a smaller amount of regular whole food than a large amount of diet. And if you look at the ingredients of the diet food you will find that it is filled with all kinds of artificial additives to achieve lower calories. These artificial additives cause disruption of your hormone levels slowing down your metabolism and causing your body to ultimately store more fat.
My goals are to be healthy and to restore my body after having my gallbladder removed to normal digestion. As I have previously mentioned my Husband and I would like to have a child in the future so I am also preparing my body to make a home for a little one. I do not believe in diets, as deprivation of any kind is not fun and therefore is not sustainable. I believe that simply eating more raw local or organic veggies and fruit, healthy fats and protein will allow me to get achieve all the health and fitness goals I have. I have been posting my daily food and exercise diary as well as my starting photo showing where my body was when I started. I will be updating the photo at the end of this month. Let’s see how it works!
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