There’s this belief out there that eating healthy involves dieting or some sort of depriving diet. The truth is that diets are really not all that healthy for you. Eating healthy is much more than not eating junk food. There are thousands of different foods out there just waiting for you to try them. You don’t have to avoid all that junk food next time you’re craving. Eating healthy is all about balance and moderation. You need to be in tune with your body, and know what it needs and when it needs it. You should be aware of what foods are rich in which nutrients and make it a point to consume those foods, to maintain a healthy and balanced diet – which is not the same as a weight loss focused diet.
A weight loss diet’s ultimate goal is weight loss, and you can lose weight a lot of different ways. By eating more healthy food? Yes, of course. But also by starving yourself, by severely restricting your fat or carbohydrate intake, by eating a lot of synthetic “diet foods,” by cutting out entire food groups including healthy foods like avocado and milk, or just by eating less of the junk food you were already eating. No kind of nutrient deficiency is a good or healthy thing to do.
Next time you’re grocery shopping, pickup something new from the produce aisle. Heck, pickup two. It doesn’t really matter what it is because Google will give you a thousand ways to prepare it. You only need to pick one. Keep doing this to expand your food experiences and soon healthy eating will be about eating, rather than about not eating.