“Let’s keep it simple: Eat real foods, preferably in their natural state. I think it’s pretty easy to figure out what is “food” and what isn’t. A few things to remember:
» Food grows and dies. It isn’t created.
» Food rots, wilts, and becomes generally unappetizing, typically rather quickly.
» Food doesn’t need an ingredient label (and probably isn’t in a package either).
» Food doesn’t have celebrity endorsements.
» Food doesn’t make health claims.
Eating real foods virtually eliminates one of the hardest parts of maintaining your weight: counting calories (or carbs or fat). Real foods have a built-in feedback mechanism to keep you from overeating. Protein and fat stimulate appetite-suppressing hormones. Fruits and vegetables tend to be bulky for their caloric content. Some may want to argue about Glycemic Indexes and other fun things, but no one gets fat by eating carrots. People get fat by eating fake foods. Just eat real ones and I guarantee that you’ll shed fat and feel better.”
I found this a long, long time ago, back when I just beginning my journey towards healthy living (two years ago, maybe?), & I just can’t think of a better way to live. It’s easy enough to get stressed out about eating healthy, but when it comes right down to it, this is it.