Quick guess - you belong to one of two categories.
You have either never tried healthy eating because you think it’s too much to take on or you are considering a transition and wondering if you can really do this. News flash - you can. Eating healthy is really not as hard as it appears at first and we have at least five reasons to prove it.
Healthy food is everywhere
Don’t worry, you won’t have to start a farm or search for specialised stores just because you are eating clean. You can find healthy food options at the local supermarket, Tesco, Sainsburys and Asda all have healthy food options as well as plenty of fruit and veg. Shopping for healthy food items is as easy as shopping for any other thing on your grocery list and could even be more affordable. You don’t have to rule-out growing your own veg though. If you have space to put a raised bed in the garden or a windowsill to grow your own salad leaves, we recommend it. Nothing is better than eating food you’ve grown yourself and maybe you’ve got a friend or neighbour who would share an allotment with you too!
You can still enjoy your meals
So you have images of tasteless greens and boring meals when you think of eating healthy?
Delete that image from your memory. Healthy meals do not have to be boring. The bright colours of fruits and vegetables actually add vibrancy to your meals. Healthy meals can be quite tasty too. Add that to the assurance that your internal organs are enjoying the meal just as much as your taste buds- what you have is a guilt-free pleasure. And that’s what mealtimes should give.
You’ll see tangible results
All your reservations about healthy eating will disappear when you start seeing the results. That clear radiant skin, healthy hair and reduced waistline will provide the motivation you need to remain committed to the cause. Particularly if you also keep up your water intake and exercise, you’ll wake up feeling energized and enjoy living in your body. Sounds good, right?
You are in good company
There are so many amazing people like you who have made the choice to embrace healthy eating and are making a success of it. They are in your workplace, your neighbourhood- all around you. Take your gaze and mind off the people around you who are on the YOLO (you only live once) lane, there should be no FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) at all. If anything, there should be JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) because the only things you are missing out on are health complications and all the other unpleasant results of unhealthy eating.
You’ll get used to it
If you remain consistent, you’ll find that your taste buds and your mind will get used to all the amazing vegetables, fruits, and healthy food items you are embracing. Instead of Tacos, you’ll genuinely desire healthy wraps. Fizzy drinks and sodas will give way to smoothies and fresh juices.
One of the things we find most amazing about the human body is its ability to adapt. You’ll find that yours will adapt to that new lifestyle really quickly and you would be grateful for it. It might not be a walkover, but you’ve taken on more difficult stuff and succeeded at them. Why not this one?
What reservations or preconceived opinions do you have about eating healthy? Let’s talk about them.