With all the new fad diets and countless food options out there it seems like nutrition and healthy eating is becoming more and more complicated every day.
It can be overwhelming trying to figure out what we should be eating and what we shouldn’t, but by following three simple nutrition rules, we can start the process to healthy eating and lifestyle changes.
Shop on the outside of the grocery store
All of the real, healthy, natural food in the grocery store is located on the outside edges. These foods are your produce, proteins, and dairy.
If you have to walk down the aisles to find an item you should stay away from it. All of your nutritional needs can be met from the food on the outside of the store.
Eat vegetables with every meal…including breakfast
Vegetables are a great source of carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and are a low source of calories. This means that you can eat a ton of vegetables without having to worry about consuming a large amount of calories.
Outside of that, the vitamins and minerals in vegetables are invaluable to living a healthy lifestyle. You will want to eat as many vegetables as possible
Limit processed carbohydrates
These goes along with the first rule. We want to limit the amount of rice, bread, pasta, quinoa, etc. that we eat. These can be a source of carbohydrates but should be limited as they can lead to increased fat storage.
Following these three simple rules have helped me to clean up my diet, change my habits, and lose weight. Give them a try and see how they affect your own nutrition and lifestyle.