"Eat meat, veggies, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and no sugar" plus tips and tricks on how to eat and shop this way!
Many people strive to "eat healthy," but what does that mean and how do you do it? Eating healthy means consistently making small daily choices that create a long lasting habit of nutritious eating. Setting goals and making a conscious healthy choice a day can go a long way for someone's fitness journey.
The first tip to abide by when grocery shopping is to avoid the inner aisles as much as possible. Most of the food that sits on shelves is processed to some degree. Our bodies don't use processed foods as efficiently and effectively as real foods and raw ingredients. For this reason, we suggest that while shopping and picking out food for the week, stay on the outside of the supermarket.
The second tip is to look at food labels. Some foods that negatively affect our health are easy to miss. One reason is because of misleading and confusing food labels. Here are some suggestions when you are reading food labels:
1) Become familiar with the different names for sugar. You can find a list of sugar names here.
2) How many ingredients does the food have? If the total number of ingredients is above 5, then perhaps there is a more whole-food option. Compare brands, or even better - try creating this item on your own using real food ingredients.
3) Read the ingredients label out loud. Are some of the words super long and hard to read? This is a good indicator that the item has been processed and has chemicals - try to avoid!
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