Ways to Keep it Simple
- Choose foods that are in their most natural form whenever possible.
- Look for organic, or better yet, grow your own fruits and vegetables.
- Find a good local source for organic meat, or at least look for organic sources at the grocery store.
- When buying packaged foods, forget about calories and fat grams. Instead, check the ingredients label. Choose packages with 5 or less, recognizable ingredients you can pronounce.
- Eat when you're hungry. Stop when you're full.
- Forget about low-fat or fat-free. Chances are, if the fat has been removed from a food, other additives had to be put in to keep the texture, taste, and look of that food.
- Be weary of packages that make health claims - they are probably more harmful to your health than good.
- Cook at home. It's usually cheaper, healthier, and more enjoyable. And contrary to belief, it's not that time consuming.
- Eat slowly, and enjoy your meals with others whenever possible. We are not machines, we are humans. Eating should be a joyous, sensual experience, not simply a way of "fueling up."