After years of eating fast foods and high-calorie snacks, you’re now ready to adopt healthy eating. You might be willing to tolerate nutrient-rich vegetables on your plate, but shudder at the thought of eating spinach or broccoli daily. Maybe you want to start eating healthy to reduce your risk of diabetes or heart disease, but you need the right tools, nutritional information and recipes. I don’t promote dieting and I don’t recommend anyone to stick to a strict diet, especially if they don’t want to lose weight. But I do promote healthy eating since I think it’s the key to a healthier, happier and longer life. Here are some tips to get started with healthy eating.
1. Start with a variety of nutrient-rich foods
Your body needs dozens of essential nutrients for optimum performance, and the only way you’ll get them all is to consume a variety of foods. Your daily meals should contain foods from the main food groups to meet your daily nutritional requirements. So make sure to include whole grains, proteins, carbohydrates, vegetables, and fats in your diet. Remember, you don’t have to starve yourself. Healthy eating isn’t about eliminating lots of foods from your daily diet, it’s about eating healthier meals each day.