Tuesday's Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

You are what you eat. 


I'm a relatively cautious eater, but I'm not one for diets. In my mind, a diet feels like something you do for a short period of time before resuming former (and presumably worse for you) habits. To really maintain health (and weight, let's be real) you have to adopt eating well as part of your lifestyle. But what does that really mean? There's a lot of conflicting information out there, a lot of fads, a lot of too-good-to-be-true-quick-fixes, so how to separate the good advice from the noise? 

For me it boils down to eight simple words (alla Michael Pollan): eat real food, not too much, mostly plants. That's it. Eat whole foods (no refined sugar or flour for instance, be cautious of anything packaged), eat mostly fruits and veggies, and keep your portions in check. Unless you have allergies, or other food sensitivities, this is a pretty simple blueprint for clean eating and overall wellness. 

Obviously I'm not a doctor, but this simple philosophy has really worked for me. Of course, what works for me may not work for you. But I like to keep it simple, eating really shouldn't be so complicated. :-) 

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4 comments:

  1. I absolutely agree with the way you think about food! Real, fresh and healthy food make all the difference. And with a few tips and tricks, some good spices, fresh herbs, a little bit of salt and pepper it can be perfect!

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    1. Aw, thanks Anna - I completely agree.

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  2. It really bothers me when people bring up their "incredible and short but miserable diet" that they can't stand. They can't wait to go back to the processed and fried junk that's hurting them instead of getting creative with things that are good for them! << ok, rant over, haha! But really, I'm glad to see someone who appreciates their fruits and veggies like I do :)

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    1. Hi Shelby - yes! That's exactly it. :-)

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