Steps to a healthy diet
How long have you been going on a healthy diet? Stop delaying, it’s time to act. With tips from the book “Superman by habit” to make the most important habit in your life will be easier. Here’s an outline of how to switch to a healthy diet and keep your new diet for a long time to come.
Don’t look for the perfect system
There are many power systems. All of them are aimed at improving your health and will serve you equally well. You can become a vegan, a Lactvegan, a Sesquetarian or an omnivorous person, but only eat healthy foods.
Do not try to find a diet that is perfect. Better take into account the basic principles of healthy eating in general: limit yourself to the tens or so of the most harmful foods and try to give them up regularly.
Exclude sugar and flour from the fine grinding
These are the most harmful products, which are abundant in the diet of the average person. Excluding them from the diet will allow you to make your table 80% more useful.
Here is a list of foods to be excluded from the diet: refined sugar (including all fruit juices), agave and maple syrup, honey, refined flour, white polished rice, wheat pasta. Watch what is written, for example, on a package of wholemeal bread, the main ingredient of which is still fine flour. Don’t let yourself be deceived.
Empty, processed carbohydrates cause physical and mental dependence.
In the first year it will be very difficult to give them up, but then it will be easier. Then you will be completely freed from the influence of these products, they will seem to you too sweet and unpalatable, and you really, and not from under a stick, will give preference to healthy food.
Replace harmful products with useful ones
If you just say goodbye to the carbohydrates, the body will experience a lack of nutrients and make you rush to this food. On the first couple look for a compromise between healthy and favorite food.
Replacing French fries with leafy cabbage will be quite difficult, but baked potatoes are a realistic task.
Your task is to start consuming more complex carbohydrates (e.g. brown rice) and natural simple carbohydrates that are found in fruits and vegetables.
When you choose what to eat, pay attention to foods such as miso soup, cabbage, cruciferous vegetables, tofu, nuts and seeds. Do not force yourself to eat dishes from these products if they are not to your liking, find those that will bring you pleasure.
Fight the fats
Once you have successfully eliminated sugar and fast carbohydrates from your diet, you can turn your weapons against fats. The greatest danger is posed by omega-6 and omega-9.
They are most often found in oil, meat, eggs and dairy products obtained from animals kept without walking on natural pastures. Leave only high quality butter, coconut oil for cooking and olive oil for salads.
Eat quality meat
Try to eat meat only from reputable producers. Beef, lamb, pork and poultry should be obtained from grazing animals, and fish should only be caught in natural waters.
If you travel a lot, have a specific work mode or other factors that prevent you from eating properly, think ahead and set simple rules. For example, allow yourself to eat everything you need when traveling, so that you don’t have to worry too much, but you should keep a healthy diet at home without any indulgence.
Plan each meal in advance
When getting used to a new diet, it’s hardest to find the right food when you’re tired or hungry.
It’s easy to show a strong will when there are plenty of healthy foods around, but it’s incredibly hard when any available dish threatens with a huge amount of sugar and white flour. Then you have to spend time and energy looking for something that will not hurt you.
It is best to plan each meal in advance. Develop a standard menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, for which you will always have the ingredients at hand. Then a healthy snack will be easier and more accessible for you than a harmful one, and you will quickly get sucked in.