What Does ‘Eating Healthy’ Actually Mean?

“I’m going to start eating healthy.”

We hear this phrase a lot. Maybe you’ve said it recently yourself. Eating healthy is a common goal that many of us have when it comes to improving our life and our nutrition.

But what does “eating healthy” actually mean?

For some people, eating “healthy” may mean adding a salad to their dinner of fried chicken and fries. For others, eating “healthy” could mean that they only go through McDonald’s three times per week instead of four.

While both of these changes would be a step in the right direction toward a healthier lifestyle overall, there are more ways to start eating healthier in your everyday life.

Easy Tips To Start Eating Healthier

  • One Step At A Time – If you eat an unhealthy diet right now, it’s going to be very difficult to immediately switch to a fully healthy diet. Take it one step at a time. Implement a healthy change in your diet once per week. After a couple of months, you will have made some major progress.
  • Stick To Your Grocery List – You know the old saying, “never go grocery shopping when you’re hungry?” It should actually be, “never go grocery shopping without a list.” It’s easy to make a quick decision and throw unhealthy food into your cart when you’re walking by. Make a healthy grocery list and stick to that list when you’re shopping.
  • Change How You Cook – We all know that deep-frying anything to eat isn’t a healthy choice. Does it taste good? Of course, but it’s not healthy whatsoever. Make a goal to choose healthier cooking methods, such as baking or slow cooking your food.
  • Cook At Home More – Yes, fast food restaurants are convenient. Yes, cooking at home can be time-consuming. But if you set a goal to cook at home more often, you will undoubtedly eat healthier overall.
  • Eat The Vegetables First – When dinner is ready and you load up your plate, it’s a lot easier to discard the vegetables if you fill up on the other food first. Make it a point to eat your vegetables before starting the rest of the meal.
  • Know What You’re Eating – Nutrition labels exist for a variety of reasons, one of which is that it includes all of the ingredients that are in the food you’re about to eat. When you actually start to take notice of what you’re putting into your body, it’s going to have an effect on your mind. Fruits and vegetables have one ingredient: the fruit or the vegetable. Processed foods, such as breakfast cereals, salty snacks, condiments, and more can have over 20 ingredients (and most you probably won’t even be able to pronounce!).

Supplements Are Still Important

Eating healthy and having a healthy diet is one of the most important acts that you can do to ensure that you’re giving your body everything it needs to be and run at its best. Oftentimes, though, even if you are eating as healthy as you can, your body still isn’t getting the vitamins and nutrients it desperately needs.

As we talked about a few months ago here on the Truehope Blog, the “good” food in the United States–meaning the fruits and vegetables–continues to get less and less nutritious each year, up to 40% less nutritious than just 50 years ago. That’s why it’s so important to have a nutritional supplement that can help bridge the gap in your nutrition.

Truehope EMPowerPlus Advanced is a specially formulated vitamin, mineral, and amino acid supplement designed to assist in creating a balanced life. Its effectiveness is backed by over 30 research studies, and using cutting-edge technology, minerals are actually broken down to a size that the body can effectively use.

If you’ve made a pledge to start “eating healthier,” do your body a favor and also introduce Truehope EMPowerPlus Advanced to your daily routine. Provide your body and brain with the nutrients it needs to support itself on a daily basis to keep you feeling balanced, stable, and experience true well-being.