Starting a healthy diet is hard to initiate when you’re just beginning such
a program. In fact, those who attempt to eat right after a lifetime of eating
wrong often find that breaking their unhealthy eating habits is usually the
hardest part of the diet and lifestyle change process.
Yet, as difficult as it may seem, if you genuinely would like to experience
the healthiest lifestyle imaginable, it’s important to develop and follow a
plan towards changing to a healthy way of eating. The bottom line is that eating
healthy food is crucial for sustaining normal bodily functions and for living
a life free from diseases.
A good place to start is in the kitchen: get rid of all foods that don’t fit
into wholesome food categories. Ouch! Yes, that means getting rid of junk foods
and — hold on to your hat — beverages. Even diet coke must go! Zippo. Out
the door. You do not want anything tantalizing you to snack unhealthily during
Replace the bad stuff with good-for-you things to eat like carrot sticks, celery,
yogurt and fresh fruit, along with a few high protein foods; and have on hand
a good supply of sparkling bottled water and herb teas to replace the sodas.
Do you miss the crunchy feel of those bad-for-you chips?
Keep a few pretzels on hand for those times when a carrot stick just doesn’t
satisfy your craving to munch. One of the most important things you can do is
to get rid of all sugar products. Yes, all of them. Sugar is so very bad for
you and is the very worst junk food you can have in your cupboard. The sooner
you break the sugar habit, the sooner you will begin to feel better.
Enjoy your journey! It will change your life.