Updated: Dec 5, 2019
1. You don't need to pick a "diet" - just pick real food.
Real food is anything that come either from a grass fed animal or grows from the ground. They are usually single ingredient foods: Meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, whole grains, and water.
2. Simple swap: replace the junk, like chips, candy, crackers, and cookies with fresh fruit and veggies.
Berries are the lowest glucose index but are superior in vitamins, antioxidants, and flavor! Have a handful of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, or blackberries anytime you get a sweet tooth!
3. It is as easy deciding not to eat anything you can't pronounce.
When you are reading the nutrition labels, avoid eating anything that looks like it has something from your organic chemistry class in it!
4. Farmers markets and farm shares; there is good quality food beyond the grocery store.
Step out of your comfort zone and support your local farmers!
To participate in a Farmer's Market Scavenger Hunt in the Houston area, please go to EVENTS on this website for future times and dates.
5. Listen to your body!
Sometimes our bodies crave things we are missing from our diets. We may develop a sweet tooth when our sugar is too low, or red meat when our iron is low in our blood. Try to become more aware of what your body is telling you.
6. Online Recipes!
Trying to explore healthier options but don't know how? Try healthy recipes: Gluten-free, dairy-free, or sugar-free. The internet is filled with a plethora of delicious healthy meals you and your family will love.
Believe it or not, you can enjoy whole foods with natural spices and herbs to enhance the palette experience. Don't be afraid to experiment with fresh basil or rosemary.
When you eat better, you look better. When you look better, you feel better about yourself. Not only do you feel great about those new slender thighs, but you'll feel better inside, too! Improving your diet will result in improving your overall health, starting with the gut.
9. Variety; change it up.
Supermarkets (and even Farmer's Markets) provide so many different fresh whole foods these days. With advanced shipping, we have more exotic fruits and vegetables available in our regions that we normally wouldn't have.
If you fail, dust yourself off and try again. We all have our weak moments. Mine is ice cream and margaritas! I can't resist sometimes, but I do allow myself a treat once a week. So, allow yourself some grace, and then get back to eating better, feeling better, and looking better.