Eat healthy in a fast food world

Everyone knows what they should be eating, but not many people take the time and effort to make sure they are consuming the right foods.

Part of the reason for this is the pace at which we live our lives; the constant rush to and from work makes fast food seem like an attractive option.

However, this approach will inevitably cost you your health and wellbeing.

If you are committed to leading a vibrant, satisfied life then you need to devise a plan for fitting good foods into your diet and steering clear of convenience products.

You are probably a very busy person but if you organize it correctly you will find making the switch much easier. You are going to have to set aside time each week for proper grocery shopping and cooking.

The best way to ensure you are ticking all the boxes in terms of eating the right foods – and a good variety of foods – is to cook your own meals. Try to get a real range of different meals in your weekly repertoire, because this will mean you enjoy the food and will inspire you to keep going.

A couple of things to look out for:

Try to make sure you are getting the correct amount of whole grains in your diet. This is easy to overlook because the breads and cereals we buy in supermarkets are often starchy and have little food value.

Remember to include plenty of different vegetables in your meals. Leafy green vegetables are fantastic for a whole range of nutrients and must be eaten four or five times a week.

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