One thing you'll learn about me through this website is that I prefer not to overcomplicate things. When it comes to food and my daily diet, I tend to stick with proven methods and avoid fad diets or weight loss tricks. The two most important things I've learned when it comes to a healthy diet are:
1. Be consistent
2. Keep the good stuff in reach and keep the bad stuff out of reach. 🙂
I tend to eat fresh, natural foods, and stick to a healthy amount of calories for my level of activity. I eat a LOT of salads! I typically have two salads per day. The base is almost always baby spinach, since I like the taste and it is fairly high in iron. I tend to become anemic if I’m not careful, so I look for extra ways to fit iron in my diet.
Here are the foods I usually have on hand:
- Chicken Breasts
- Skim Milk
- Baby Spinach
- Sweet Potatoes
- Mandarin Oranges
Nuts & Seeds:
- Sunflower Seeds
- Olive Oil
- Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- Lemon Pepper
If I cheat, I tend to reach for sugary items, such as popsicles, sweet tea, or chocolate. I find those pretty difficult to resist, so it’s easier for me to just not keep them in the house. If my clothes get too tight, I know I’ve been doing something wrong and need to step up the workouts and/or keep a closer eye on my diet. It's that simple!
If you eat right for a while, then go back to unhealthy foods, you’ll stay in the same shape—or get worse! It’s like taking one step forward and one step back…all the time. Just eat right consistently, and you’ll reap the rewards throughout your lifetime.