My biggest frustration with wanting to eat healthy and lose weight was that even though I ate healthy, I was still gaining weight. But once I started eating Low Carb I realized that I was eating healthy for the most part. The problem though was that although I ate healthily, I also ate processed foods. And those process foods were what was killing me.
When you eat processed food, your body releases glucose and insulin. When this happens, it is almost impossible to lose weight. And this could be the start of other problems like cancer, diabetes as well as other health issues. So really the easiest thing to do if you want to be healthy is to stop eating processed foods and start eating healthy foods.
When you eat a healthy diet that is very low in carbs and processed food, and very high in healthy fats, proteins, veggies and fruits and less crap you will notice amazing things happen. Your skin looks better. You feel better. You lose weight if you need to lose weight. Many people are able to reverse their diabetes. That was true with my boyfriend, Brian. He reversed his diabetes and in no longer on medications. More importantly, he added years to his life. As for me, I lost 60 pounds and I feel amazing.
Eating healthy is actually pretty easy to figure out. I mean we all know what we need to eat and what is healthy. The problem with eating healthy in America these days is that there really aren’t many healthy options. When you walk in the grocery store, for example, 90% of the food available is processed. It is really frustrating.
Learning what to eat to be healthy is the easy part. And actually eating those healthy foods is pretty easy as well. You simply add those foods to your diet.
The difficult part is eliminating the high sugar foods and the processed foods. Why? Because sugar is extremely addictive. As a sugar addict, I can tell you it was one of the hardest things that I have done.
But really it is about mindset. You need to decide how important your health is to you. You need to ask yourself what will happen if you continue to eat the same way you have been eating. Yes, you will feel deprived. Get over it! Living and breathing are more important than eating chips and ice cream. At least to me, it was. I want to live and be on this earth and enjoy my family. This is way more important than crap food.
What to Eat To Be Healthy and Lose Weight (the common sense list)
Eat Real Food
Ha Ha! Now that is a short list. But really it is that simple. When you eat real food you will naturally get healthy. Real food is foods that come from creatures created by God. Or food that comes from the earth or sky or water. So real food is meat, fats, fish, veggies, and fruit. Real food doesn’t come with a label.
Also, try to keep to organic fruits and veggies if possible. This will help eliminate some of the GMO’s and pesticides. (why would you want to put that crap in your body?)
What NOT to Eat to Be Healthy and Lose Weight
- Shop the Parimider. The easiest thing to do is to shop the perimeter of the grocery store. This is where you will find real food. Most of the processed crap in the middle isles.
- If there is no label it is most likely real food. For example, an apple will not have a label on it. It was simply picked off of a tree.
- Read the Label of Packaged foods. If there are ingredients that you can’t pronounce and don’t know what they are, don’t eat it. Seriously, you don’t need it. It could end up making you sick down the road. Real food will only have 1 or 2 ingredients, for example, real butter may have cream and salt. Two ingredients.
- Avoid foods that have added sugar.
If you really want to eat healthily and lose weight, you really should consider a low carb high fat diet. It really can change your life.
What has been your experience, success, and challenges of eating healthy? Please leave a comment below.