It can be tough to remember all the different rules and advice on how to eat healthy. There are plenty of studies that say different things leaving any person who diligently wants to lose weight and get in shape confused about what is needed. Going light, natural and lean are solid basic rules that will help you remember.
Having a few principles will help you when you have to make quick choices at a restaurant or grocery store. The options are daunting and sometimes you don’t have all of the available information so you can apply the rules to make a better choice.
Light: Eating in smaller portions with less calories is the #1 problem with food. Think in terms of total calories and the amount of food you eat in the day. You can eat up to six times a day if they are smaller proportions.
Natural: The less processed your food the better off you are. Avoid processed meats and foods like macaroni & cheese. Try and eat at least 6 servings of fruit or vegetables a day. Avoid foods that have high levels of sugar and additives.
Lean: Try and limit the amount of saturated fat and carbohydrates while increasing healthy fats like olive oil. Opt for lean meats and avoid excess fat. The leaner you go the better your overall health.