Alex Skinner –@AlexSkinner5
With so many different meal plans and diets that are forced and sold to us daily, it’s very easy to get confused on who to trust and what to follow. But here’s the deal, it doesn’t have to be. Instead of searching for the “perfect” diet, change your LIFESTYLE. Most diets aren’t sustainable long term. That’s the reason why so many people lose a ton of weight really fast but then gain it back once the diet or meal plan is over. Most don’t realize the little things compounded over time result in extreme results in the long haul.
When people ask me what meal plan I’m on or what I recommend, I always say, “Remember the food guide pyramid they taught us when we were in kindergarten? Follow a baseline of that and you’ll see results in the mirror and in the way you feel. There is no need to over complicate things.” I am speaking in basic terms of eating healthy. Not eating for performance or for a show.
Below are some basic guideline to follow:
- Stop eating processed food
- Stop drinking soda or other sugary drinks
- Save the sweets for the weekend
- Reach for fruit instead of sugary candy
- Eat whole grain
- Drink at least a gallon of water a day
- Eat grilled, NOT fried
- Snack on nuts throughout the day
- Eat more salads
- Throw away all unhealthy food from your house if you aren’t strong-willed enough to just avoid it
If you are unsure if something is healthy or not just ask yourself, “Does it come from the Earth or an animal?” If the answer is no, then toss it. When you start to change the little things about your daily eating habits it will become easier and easier to avoid unhealthy foods and cravings. A common misconception about eating healthy is that you have to eat less and starve yourself. Starving your body from the nutrients it needs is one of the worst things you can do for it. And no, I’m not talking about fasting. So don’t do it. Eat what your body needs. There is a difference in eating a lot of junk food and eating a lot healthy food.
So at the end of the day use proper judgement and make things simple. Eat healthy and live happy.
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