What’s Healthy to Eat?

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As a fitness trainer and nutritionist, I have had many discussions with many different people on healthy eating and what I eat myself. When I am asked what do you eat? My answer is food, real food. By real food, I mean natural, whole, unprocessed foods that are easily identifiable from the source to my plate. The recipes I post on my site here are composed  of natural whole foods that are enjoyable to eat and highly nutritious. The term ‘natural’ food in itself is debatable in our world of mass food production. There is a lot of information out there that warns us of what is bad for us. I answer a lot of questions and enter a lot of debates on ‘bad’ food as well.

A friend sent me this link yesterday and I found this to be quite funny in the way it addresses foods that are ‘bad’ for us:

http://www.nwedible.com/2012/08/tragedy-healthy-eater.html

This article is absolutely hilarious, because it captures the way thinking of many people when they get into ‘healthy’ eating. If we took every piece of information on what is good and/or bad for us and followed it to the letter, there is pretty much nothing to eat without distress. Feeling constant mental anguish over food choices is actually counterproductive to being healthy.

Healthy eating is part of a healthy lifestyle, which is something that has to be taken care of daily. It’s a commitment to taking care of yourself. In my opinion, food is to be enjoyed first and foremost. There are no bad foods, just foods that ought to be eaten more often, less often or infrequently. The more you choose and enjoy nutritious foods, the more you will develop a taste for healthy food and processed food simply loses its appeal. The more conscious and aware you become of how you feel when you eat certain foods, it becomes even easier to choose healthy ones.  Enjoy your veggies and fruits and even better when you grow it yourself or someone close by grows it.

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