Food and Health: Eating to Be the Best Version of You

You’re not really “yourself.” In fact, there’s no such thing as an absolute you; you are a product of everyone you’ve ever met, the weather you grew up in, and a whole bunch of other factors. One of these factors is one that influences you everyday: food. If you eat junk food and drink sugary drinks, then you’re going to be vastly different from the version of yourself that cuts those things out and eats well. I’m going to take a look at how you can make your diet work for you and how you can improve your health

Mix out the Foods That Are Bad For You

Take a look inside your kitchen cupboards. Go ahead; I’ll wait. Right, what did you see? No-one has a fridge that is completely devoid of bad food choices, but some people have a ratio that’s hard to ignore. For every snack that you’d crave when you’re curled up and watching a movie, there is a healthier alternative. From now on, you should try to slowly up the ratio in favour of a healthier balance. But don’t do it all at once; you’ll go back to eating crisps within a week if the transition happens too fast (trust me). 

Check Your Shopping List

For most people, the problem doesn’t stem from what’s in their cupboards; it comes from what they put down on their shopping list! If you’ve only writing the generic name of a product down, then you’ll likely stick with whatever’s the cheapest/most well-known option for that product. That, however, might not be the best that’s for you. Before selecting one version of a product, have a read of the nutritional information to see which is the healthiest.

Staying Fit and Slim

The key to staying fit and healthy is to make sure you’re getting everything your body needs and in the right proportions. Because everyone is a different size and requires different amounts of calories each day, it’s important that you learn to cook in your home. Pre-prepared meals, whether from a restaurant or supermarket, are unlikely to give you everything you need to be at your best. Read up on diet recipes for weight loss, and get in the kitchen. You’ll be on your way to eating well – and looking great at the same time, too.

Cooking Once, Eating Thrice

Of course, it’s not always possible to spend time in the kitchen. Our lives are far too busy for that to happen every single night. If you know you won’t be able to cook the next day or the days after that, make enough food for a few nights. You’ll be much less likely to order a takeaway pizza if you have food in the freezer that just needs to be heated up.

Food Vices

Of course, humans aren’t perfect. They’re not even close to it. As such, if you have a hard and fast ‘no eating junk’ rule, then you’re only setting yourself up to fail. Instead, allocate a time and place where you can indulge; it’ll make your healthy living all the easier to handle. If you fancy pizza but want to be healthy, why not try my recipe for healthy pizza bites