Simple food changes can have a profound effect on our health.
When we were young, we thought we were invincible.
As we get older, it became harder to keep our bodies at their peak. At this point, our metabolisms have become slower and our muscle cells become damaged more easily. They also have a harder time repairing themselves.
This may be demoralizing, but it does not have to be. You may wonder what the point of trying to stay healthy is. It may feel as if our bodies are just going to give up on us. But they will not and we should not either!
The healthier that our choices are and the more that we work to keep our bodies fit, the harder the body will fight to keep us fit and healthy.
We have a symbiotic relationship with our bodies. We scratch its back and it will scratch ours (if you’ll excuse the turn of phrase).
It does not even have to be so arduous. Here are some simple eating and lifestyle changes to keep your body as healthy as it can be.
Cut out the bad fats, bring in the good ones
Now the word fat can leave many running for the hills. And who can blame you? It’s a scary word. However, the biggest cause of weight gain in our diets as well as chronic dietary conditions comes from the intake of carbs and sugars. They also tend to be less filling which causes us to overeat without realizing it.
Why are we so scared of fats?
It is true that fatty foods have negative health consequences on our bodies. However, did you know there are good fats and bad fats?
Fats from foods such as avocado, olive oil, fatty fish, and nuts help the immune system function. This is also linked to fat burning. As well, they have a myriad of other health benefits such as improving skin and increasing satiety. In turn, this helps you to avoid overeating as you’re more satisfied.
A lot is made of diet programs and weight loss supplements. Certainly, they are interesting to look into and can be valid options. However, one very simple way to maintain a healthy body is by meal prepping.
Meal prep can help you to keep a healthy body and help you to keep a healthy budget. Additionally, much time will be saved. Click To Tweet
Meal prep is a way of organizing and preparing all of your weekly meals in advance.
For one this makes you very aware of what you’re putting into your body. Additionally, it will help you to allocate the correct sized portions. This kind of routine keeps the body stable and will prevent you from overeating.
Of course, you can vary your meal prep so it doesn’t get stale and you avoid burnout. There is plenty of help online for getting you started with some ideas of what meals you can plan for your week. It is also a great way of introducing more fresh and healthy vegetables into your diet as you know you have the time to carefully consider what is going into your meals.
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