There are various reasons why people nowadays are choosing to eat healthy. Some are doing this to look good while others do this to simply feel good. Eating healthy alkaline foods and keeping a balanced body helps a person to be more energetic, strong and confident with them selves. Although a lot of people are aware of what are the advantages they could gain from healthy eating, not all have the determination to stick to it.
With the availability of processed foods, sweets and junk foods everywhere, it makes it even more difficult to convince yourself to eat healthy foods. If you are one of those people who really like to start changing your eating habits to a healthy one, you might want to try following these guidelines:
Guideline #1 Making room for healthy foods
This first guideline aims to clean your storage from unhealthy foods and make way to stock healthy alkaline foods. Unhealthy foods are mostly those that are already processed and contain a lot of additives and chemicals in it. Reading the nutritional facts or ingredients in the package would be a great help to determine if the food is processed or not. Having the following in the package of the food is a hint that you should already remove it from your stocks.
- If food has corn syrup and hydrogenated oils
- If the canned food has a long list of ingredients in it
- If you are not familiar with the ingredients listed. This is due to the reason that it may not be natural and has been produced chemically
They key to determine which food should stay is choosing natural produced and real foods.
Guideline #2 Plan your meal
After making room in your storage, it is now time to plan on what food will serve as a replacement to those you removed. Making a list before going out to buy is advisable. Stick to the naturals. You can check what fruits or vegetables are available for a certain season. In this way, you can already plan what meal you will be preparing for the whole week.
Guideline #3 Go out and buy
Now that you are ready with your alkaline foods list, it is now time to head out to the grocery and buy. When buying, it is important to control yourself to stick with those in your list. Most of naturally produced foods are on the outer part of the grocery, so it is recommended that you try to keep yourself on this area.
It is also important to prevent yourself from visiting or passing by a stall wherein temptations of not sticking into your healthy diet are placed. Sounds simple but can be difficult in doing it in actual. If you will be able to overcome the difficulty of avoiding temptations in the groceries, this might be a good start already of overcoming the difficulties of sticking to healthy eating.
By consistently following these 3 guidelines, little by little you will be more disciplined when it comes to choosing the foods that is best for your health.