Eating healthy isn’t always easy, but committing to a it can be one of the best decisions you ever make. Why? Not only can eating well make you look and feel better, it can also save you money on future health costs. So because it is the beginning of the week I thought what better way to start your week than to make sure you have a healthy, light and fun filled week. And because I know that eating healthy can be challenging, here are 3 benefits of eating healthy to help you get motivated.
1. Increase productivity
There is nobody who doesn’t want to be productive. You don’t want to be exhausted by Wednesday before hoping for a break. But eating healthy solves this problem. Like a car, your brain needs quality fuel to run efficiently. But if you don’t give your body the best fuel it deserves, it’ll knock down. When you eat healthy foods at the appropriate times, you feel full and energetic to be able to carry out your tasks flawlessly without getting tired, sleepy or even being fatigued. When it comes to your job, working more efficiently can help you earn more, since high achievers are usually first in line for promotions and raises.
2. Increase health
Truth is, not everybody who is thin is healthy, and not everyone who is overweight is unhealthy, but eating right can improve health for even thin people who love junk food. You can think of junk food as anything that’s high in calories and low in micro nutrients like vitamins and minerals. Eating mostly refined carbohydrates such as candy, potato chips, fries, pastries and soda will lead to spikes and dips in your blood sugar, which can cause you to go through mood swings and have trouble focusing on daily tasks. Eating healthy carbohydrates such as whole grains, vegetables and fruits will help keep your energy levels stable throughout the day because they break down into a slow stream of sugar in your blood.
3. Weight Loss or Maintenance
You increase your risk of gaining weight when you eat mostly high-calorie foods such as fast food and drink. You are less likely to become overweight or obese if you focus on eating mostly nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products and lean proteins. This improves your overall quality of life – for instance, you will have less trouble with daily activities such as walking and climbing stairs – and lowers your chances of developing life-threatening health problems. Simple healthy choices such as replacing soda with water will help you lose weight.
Tips for Eating Healthy
If switching to a healthy diet were easy, everyone would do it. So what should you do if you’re having a hard time choosing the right foods and sticking to a healthful eating pattern? I say start small, attainable goals each day that will translate into long-term results. Here are some tips:
- Drink a lot of water. This will help you reduce cravings and feel fuller.
- Don’t skip meals. Eat at about the same time each day, if possible.
- Get active.
- Forgive yourself when you slip up. You are only human. Beating yourself up after a slip-up tends to unravel all of your goals.
Keep in mind that good choices, like eating a healthy diet, happens one at a time. A few small changes in the right direction can help improve your life now. Have a healthy week ahead.
Thanks for reading.