It comes as no surprise that there are many of us out there who sometimes feel that they want to become healthier. Unfortunately, for most, becoming healthier is linked to losing weight and losing it fast. Many people are looking for an easy quick fix to lose weight and in turn making them think that they are becoming healthier. So the online searches begin for quick and simple ways to lose weight and products to “lose up to 10 pounds in one week” start being purchased. In reality, you filling your body with these “cleanse” products and using certain diets results in you becoming LESS healthy. I cannot speak for every single fad diet and dieting product out there but most of the time if you try to stop the diet or product, you gain the weight all over again and usually 9 times out of 10, you end up heavier than when you started.
Instead of searching for special diets to help you lose weight quickly, look up healthy foods and incorporate them into your every day diet. You do not need to know every specific detail to start to become healthy, when you start having specific goals about your weight loss or fitness journey then you should seek the advise of a dietitian, nutritionist, or personal trainer. If you are just starting out, however, and just have a goal to become a healthier version of yourself then start taking the junk out and putting healthy foods in to fuel yourself properly.
Below is a very simple guide you can use to start becoming healthier. If you have a lot of junk in your every day diet this may even begin your weight loss journey. You should remember, however, that the number on the scale does not define your health. It is how you feel that should. Tired versus more energy, not being able to focus versus being more alert, those types of things are the aspects you should be focusing on.
2 eggs, berries (could be made into a smoothie)
1 medium apple
or vegetables (celery, carrots, broccoli, etc) with hummus
Lunch: (most people skimp on this meal but try to make this your largest meal instead of dinner)
Lean meat and vegetables (whatever variation of that you enjoy)
Snack: You should try to not have a snack in between lunch and dinner but if you are hungry (1. remember to make a bigger lunch the next day 2. keep it healthy like the first snack)
Lean meat, vegetables, and add in a healthy carb like brown rice or sweet potatoes.
or 1 cup of berries