I read in an article a couple days ago about 20 foods. There is a certain ways to eat clean and easy. If you stick to 20 foods 80% of the time. The other 20% can be altered foods that are not in that list. All I am saying is to keep it simple. If you stick to 20 foods then you can eat healthier and not have processed foods. Don't worry if you wanna eat something that isn't on your list. For the next month I'm going to be 80/20. 80% of the time sticking to my 20 foods and 20% of the time not. Obviously not pigging out for the 20% but having good foods that aren't on my list. Just staying on track with the certain foods, if it happens that something else would have been eaten, just forget about it and get back on track with the 80%. I think this is how any lifestyle should be. Eat for your health. The better you eat, the better you look, the better you look, the better you feel, the better you feel the better you eat. In a repetitive manner that is good for who you are. Not sticking to a certain diet that restricts you to certain foods unless you are starting from ground zero to get a sense of which direction to take. Once you notice your body and feelings with certain foods you can make your own list. Find whats good for you. Design your own diet. What feels best for your body. I keep to a certain amount of foods that I eat mainly all the time. When my birthday comes around I'll feel better then ever! These are just the foods I normally eat every day, give or take.
Here's an example of 20 foods (my foods):
9. Almonds (almond milk, almond butter, raw almonds)
11. Bell pepper
12. Sweet Potato
16. Whey protein powder
Make your list, stick to it, show yourself off!
My friend brought up a good point one point when we were talking. But I do remember reading about this somewhere and I think its a really good point. Add more. For most people eating healthy is way out of anyones thoughts. But it all starts with one apple, or one banana. I never used to think about what I ate but the more you ADD fruits and veggies in your diet the more it can crowd out the bad foods. Instead of a hamburger, get a portobello burger. Instead of buying a candy bar at the gas station, get a protein bar. Instead of a soda, get a flavored water. You get the idea. This I think has been the easiest way for me to eat better. Now I find myself buying protein shakes and nut bars at the gas station. It really does become an unconscious thing. You can TRAIN your brain to like the things you never thought you would have before. All it takes is repetition. Change your taste buds to like certain foods. Instead of a cheeseburger get a salad. 14-21 days and you can change those lovely little suckers on your tongue. No doubt your gonna crave certain things like candy and soda at first, they have addictive additives in them. But the more you cut them out of your diet the less likely you will want them. Then soon enough after fighting these cravings and crowding out bad foods you will LIKE healthy food and crave it more then you crave your unsatisfying foods. Give it a try, instead of a donut for breakfast substitute it for a banana for a week. It will give you more energy and more attentiveness that you need to go on through your day. You wont be sluggish and tired. Natural sugars are by far the best thing for you. Preferably in the morning to noon time but its always better to have some fruit then some candy
I am a dedicated individual when it comes to health and fitness. I love the outdoors and being active.