When you hear the words “healthy eating”, what images come to mind? It’s likely a lot of boring veggies that don’t look all that appealing and visions of a rumbling tummy that isn’t going to be satisfied. With thoughts like that, it isn’t hard to see why the idea of eating nutritious foods lacks a little bit of luster.
Yes, your body does need healthy foods to get the necessary vitamins and minerals it needs to carry out its daily functions, but that doesn’t mean that you are destined to a life of bland eating when you are trying to enhance your wellbeing. In fact, just the opposite is true.
If you make just a few simple tweaks, you may actually look forward to healthy eating. What are they?
- Think in terms of vibrant colours. Healthy eating involves more than just carrots, celery and lettuce. To get the greatest variety of the nutrients your body needs, you’re going to want to eat as many different colours of food as possible. Choose blues, reds, oranges, yellows and every other colour fruit and vegetable so that you not only have a colourful plate, but also one full of necessary vitamins and minerals.
- Take the time to beautify your foods. You eat with your eyes first and your stomach second. That’s why chefs are considered food masters. They make their plates look so scrumptious that you almost don’t want to eat the food and destroy the masterpiece. You can feel the same about your own by creating plates that are very pleasant to look at. See how many wonderful ways you can display healthy foods to make them even more appealing.
- Pay attention to your body. When you eat on autopilot, you’re less likely to notice how eating unhealthy foods make you feel. They often zap your energy and leave you feeling extremely unmotivated. Healthy food, though, usually has the opposite effect. It injects energy into your body and helps you complete your to-do list with much more vigor and stamina. Learn to look forward to this feeling and you’ll look forward to healthy eating.
Nutritious foods don’t have to be the enemy in a healthy lifestyle. Isn’t it time to make peace with them and let them help you reach your health and fitness goals?