Healthy Living Is a Lifestyle, Not a Diet

Healthy living is a  lifestyle  change that thousands of people, around the world, need to make. Whether you are dealing with obesity, a couple extra pounds, or simply a lack of energy, it all comes from the way you eat. What, how much, and how often you eat are all key factors in your weight, health, and your overall energy level.

The latter of three is what surprises many people who have not researched the topic. But think about it, if you are putting junk in, what do you think comes out? Just like everything else in life, your effort determines the outcome. Let’s say you are studying for an exam. If you study on an empty stomach and with no sleep, you might be lucky to pull out a B or C on the exam. However, if you study after eating a good meal and with rest, you are likely to get an A.

This same concept applies to the way you live your life. If you eat fast and processed foods more than 20% of the time, you are going to suffer from a lack of energy. Even if you do not notice it, it is much less energy than if you were filling your body with natural foods 80% of the time. If you don’t believe it you should try it, even if just for a couple of weeks; you will notice a difference.

Does this mean you should change the way you eat overnight? If you have the willpower and can, go ahead. Most of us cannot make a drastic change like that overnight though. What you should focus on, first, is what foods are you eating that can be replaced with a healthier alternative. Fruits, for example, many individuals eat canned or cupped fruits because it is easy and convenient. But guess what, they are soaked in high fructose syrup that actually makes them not so good for you. So, replace these snacks with fresh, organic fruit.

Slowly implement these new foods into your diet over a short period of time, say in less than a month. Before you know it you will have changed your entire intake and you will begin to not only have more energy, but automatically start feeling better about yourself as a person. Additionally, you will have lessened your chances of contracting  lifestyle  diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and other diseases caused by poor eating habits.

Learn to eat healthy and the rest comes naturally. Being healthy is not just about eating right, it is about working out and being fit too, but it is definitely a good start. After all, do you really want to work out if you feel lethargic or negatively about yourself? So, if you start eating better and your self confidence is boosted, your workouts will improve as well. Take care of you, you are after all the only one that will.