Top 5 Tips For Eating Reasonably
1) Is it really food?
What you will see a lot of times is “food products” the usually include a laundry list of ingredients you can’t decipher without a degree in chemistry.
2) Nutrition takes a back seat to ingredients
In general most people focus on the wrong thing when it comes to food labels. Looking at the fat and carbs and calories is less important than many people realize when it comes to health and fitness. I won’t go into too much detail here but suffice it to say that the body’s reaction to different foods is far more important than the simple macronutrient contents of a food. Read through the ingredients, the fewer there are the better.
3) Learn how to cook
Cooking your own meals is a bit less common nowadays but it is healthier and easier on your wallet. It’s also much easier to prevent senseless snacking when you have to do some work in order to get food. Part of the problem with obesity is due to the ease of getting food, you can just open a bag a of chips or pop some garbage in the microwave Learning to cook your own meals can also give you a sense of accomplishment you can’t get from just calling Papa Johns.
4) Eat on your time
Everyone wants to find the perfect time to eat the perfect food–but they can’t because no such time exists. The most important thing is that you fit your eating habits to your schedule in the way that causes the least amount of stress while eating real food. If you work at 6am every morning, breakfast might not be your thing. In fact if I have an early morning I’ll skip breakfast–while on days that start a little later, I make sure to prepare and enjoy taking my time with a great breakfast. Eggs, bacon, sweet potato, onion, and cheddar scramble? Yes please.
5) Drink more dang water!
Not pop, tea or Gatorade. You need that clear stuff that falls from the sky. Like the ocean but not salty. You know what I’m talking about. Drinking more water will keep all your tissue hydrated, which means less iprone to injury and stronger/more flexible. It will keep you alert and prevent you from getting lethargic. There are tons more benefits, but just drink the freaking water–you’ll feel better.