To be honest, we are totally busy, we all have jobs and crazy hectic lives. But there are skinny people everywhere. On tv, mags, and at the beach. It just doesn’t seem fair. Don’t look upon them as thin people, think of them as healthy individuals. However not all skinny people are healthy, but many are. And while it is true that many spend hours at a fitness club, the true secret to becoming slim Is found in your kitchen.
Food is what fuel our body. What we eat touches on our appearance and our health. The illusion is not why you need to practice healthy eating, but how to eat healthy.
The issue is that most of us don’t have the time to be healthy. Of course, there are numerous books and schemes that all swear that having a healthy lifestyle won’t put a dent in your already over busy life, but they are literally get paid to be healthy. Unlike you they aren’t trying to change their lifestyle.
You do have a desire to be healthy and feel good about yourself. And when you mix that desire with a few easy steps, you will be able to stay healthy without adding more stress to your already busy life.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are expensive:
One of the biggest budget breakers in eating healthy is buying fresh fruits and vegetables. Of course, it Is not much of a problem when you have one or two servings a day, but when you practice healthy eating, and purporting to eat fruits and veggies at all meal, that is another story.
Instead of purchasing these in the produce aisle, get it from the frozen foods section.
Shopping in the freezer section is generally no more expensive than the produce section, and in many cases it is actually cheaper. And a big benefit is that they last longer than fresh ones.
Tip: The evening before you eat your frozen fruits and vegetables, measure what you require and move them to the fridge department.
Buy in bulk:
When you buy non-perishables in bulk, you are paying more money up front, which can be a bit of a shock at first, but you are getting more than you would get if you were buying the regular portions of these items.
When do it right, buying in bulk can be a great asset to your new, healthy lifestyle. There is some preparation involved, but it can be well worth it in the end.
Get recipes online:
The most difficult things about starting a healthy lifestyle is to working out what to eat. It sounds easy, but it can be a huge under taking. It’s a hassle on your time, hard on your budget and most importantly on your sanity.
For most, we have a few staple menus that we could prepare on a regular basis. This might not offer a lot of variety, but it serves the basic purpose of keeping the family alive and semi-healthy. But while these menus are good enough, they might not be the best option when trying to move into a healthier eating lifestyle.
Once you are searching on the internet for recipes, you virtually have thousands to choose from. Whether you are looking for recipes based around certain ingredients or you are looking for something that falls into a certain style of eating (like Paleo or gluten free), there are recipes to meet all your needs.
What’s even better is that many of these websites have reviews from others who have tried the recipes. This is a great way to see what others have to say about the meal preparation, what other foods compliment that meal, and how good the meal tastes.
A lot of times these are busy individuals just like you and they are seeking the same thing that you are. Food that is fast, healthy, and delicious. When they say that their family likes a recipe, chances are your family will like it as well.
It doesn’t matter if these are people who live down the street or people that live across the world from you. All that matters is that they share your healthy eating interests and they have something positive to share.
Plan your week ahead:
Have you ever come home from work tried, exhausted, and famished only to decide that tonight might be a great night to order in? Do you find yourself doing this many a week simply because your life is so occupied?
When you can plan your meals ahead of time you won’t need to hit that take out window because you will already have your dinner ready, all you need to do is heat it. Even better, because everything is already set in place you can concentrate on other matters while your food is cooking.
Taking one or two hours a week to plan your meals might look like a hassle, but this can save you hours throughout the week. Doing something once a week is a great deal easier than doing it multiple times a week. One healthful trip to the grocery store and one afternoon in the kitchen is all you need to make a full week of meals.
Healthy eating can be a journey or it can be an adventure. Initially, the changes might seem overwhelming or even impossible. But if you stick with it, you will find yourself living a life that you only dreamed of before.
You are altering your life to eat healthy, that is a big deal. You should be proud. If you are feeling swamped or having second thoughts, don’t let that stop you. You deserve this and you can do healthy eating.