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Healthy Eating Rules

6 Rules to Live By When Trying to Eat Well

Have you been trying to eat well for some time now, but just can’t get it to turn into a habit?

Or, maybe you have, but you’re family is dragging you down by not eating well themselves, and you simply want to be like them, or everyone else in this country. You just want to give into your food desires and eat to your hearts desire.

Unfortunately, how most people eat in this country is not healthy and will, at some point or another, lead to some type of chronic disease. Unless, of course, someone is lucky enough to have amazing genes where what they eat doesn’t affect their health as much as it does for others. But, generally speaking, that’s not your case, or mine.

As we get older, the more important it is for us to eat well, and to eat for health, not comfort.

Whether you’re completely new to eating well, or have been at this for awhile; you’ll benefit from following the rules below!

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Rule #1 for Eating Well: No ‘Eating Out’

This includes fast food.

It also includes dining out at restaurants.

Do you have any idea how much fat and sodium are in those meals?

Do you know where the food came from, or how it was prepared?

Do you even know what they put in their dishes?

If you’ve ever counted calories or macro-nutrients, you may be quite terrified to find out!

So, if you want to live a healthy lifestyle, or at least eat well; do yourself (and your wallet) a favor, and don’t eat out!!

This is rule #1 for a reason.

It’s so easy to give in and eat out, especially if you’re tired and don’t know what you want to eat.

Don’t Give In!

Rule #2 for Eating Well: Drink WAY More Water than you Think you Need

Have you ever heard of water weight?

It happens when people don’t get enough water. In simple terms, it’s when your body holds onto all the water you drink because it doesn’t know when it’ll get more. (Same thing happens on starvation diets and not being able to lose weight; so don’t do those!)

You may even be dehydrated and not even realize it!

One way to tell, other than feeling thirsty, is by checking the color of your pee. Yes, I said it, and it’s true. It’s the one thing I actually still remember from my tenth grade health class. Your pee should be clear when you’re drinking enough water. If it’s not clear, go drink some water, NOW!

I’d also recommend investing in a nice water bottle, that’s easy to clean and bring with you everywhere.

Rule #3 for Eating Well: Avoid Processed Foods Like the Plague

This includes soda, frozen meals, canned soup, and especially anything with ingredients that you aren’t sure what they are.

If the food you’re about to eat has more ingredients in it than the number of apps on your phone; just throw it out. It’ll do you and your body no good. Same with food with ingredients that you can’t pronounce or don’t know what they are.

Or, at least use your smart phone to look up what the ingredients are if you don’t know. That way you’ll at least be able to make a more informed decision.

But, if you’re serious about eating well; simply rid your home of all processed foods. They’re created to be shelf stable and last a long time. Can you guess where else they will last a long time if you eat them?

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Rule #4 for Eating Well: Eat All the Fruits and Veggies You Want

Meaning; add them into everything, include them at every meal and snack. Sneak them into muffins, burritos, pancakes, and everything else you can!

Fruits are natures candy and the ultimate ‘fast food’.

Veggies provide so many vitamins, minerals, fiber, and even protein!

No one ever said you have to eat them plain. Add spices or seasoning to them, cook them, bake them. You could even sneak veggies into your own food, not just your childrens. Or, do what I do and make green smoothies!

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Rule #5 for Eating Well: Keep a Running List of New Meals to Try

One thing that will ruin your good eating habits before it turns into a healthy lifestyle, is becoming bored with your food.

If you’re not a chef or a recipe creator, then there’s probably only so many ways you can figure out how to pair rice and beans to taste well together. (For me and my family, adding lime juice is not one of them!)

So, you may want to consider picking up a healthy eating cookbook, if you’re a book nerd like me. My husband buys me one every year. Or, look up new recipes or meal ideas online. Pinterest is a gold mine for this kind of stuff, go ahead and follow my healthy recipe board for fresh ideas!

Let other members of your family choose new healthy meals to try, too. Who knows, maybe something they chose, that you would never personally choose, will end up being a new favorite!

Rule #6 for Eating Well: Meal Plan and Prep

If you don’t already at least meal plan; Start NOW!!

Meal planning and prepping will save you time, money, and the stress from having to figure out what to eat on the spot.

This is the one rule that will help you avoid eating out, ensure that you eat your fruits and veggies, and keep processed foods out of your diet.

Eating Well Rules…

These rules are here to help you eat better; if you break them then you are only hurting yourself.

You know, eating well is not easy, especially when you live with others who aren’t trying to eat well with you. It’s so tempting to just eat whatever, whenever. But, doing that is not good for your health, your waistline, or your wallet.

So, do yourself a favor and start following these rules. Even if you take it one day at a time, or implement one rule at a time.

It’s said that starting is the hardest part, but staying consistent isn’t a piece of cake either. Live your life to the fullest.

These rules will keep you on track for the happy, healthy lifestyle you crave. And, satisfying that craving is far better than satisfying any food craving!

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Healthy Eating Rules

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2 Comments on 6 Healthy Eating Rules to Live By

  1. Learned alot! Love how you said fruits and veggies are the ultimate fast food. Never thought of that! Not eating out will be tought to do . I followed you on Pinterest! Very excited for new healthier things to try!

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