How To Eat Healthy Without Going Crazy
I’m sure you’ve read plenty of articles about not fueling your body with the right foods can not only affect your body’s build but how you feel throughout the day. There are so many myths on the internet about how to eat healthy, this article is to destroy those myths and help you on your quest to eat healthy without making huge adjustments to your lifestyle.
It’s Better To Workout On An Empty Stomach
It’s not better to do anything on an empty stomach, especially working out. When you workout your body is burning fuel and if there is nothing in your stomach it will grab fuel from wherever it can to survive, mainly your muscles. Eat healthy forms of protein and carbs 30 minutes before working out or playing a sport so you will not only have energy but your won’t be taking away from the muscle building process. Your post workout is important to. Read this article for pre and post workout meal ideas for how to eat healthy.
Breakfast Is Not Important
Like your mom used to tell you, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Skipping will not only give you a lack of energy throughout the day, it will, without a doubt, lead to binge eating at lunch or mid morning snack. You can eat healthy, high protein breakfasts that you can make in a matter of minutes. You’ll find an article I wrote on high protein breakfasts here.
You Should Cut Out All Carbs
You should not cut out carbs, you should make sure you are getting them from healthy sources. Your body needs carbs to burn throughout the day. While I wouldn’t suggest taking in over 150 grams of carbs a day, I would suggest you get them from good sources like fresh fruit and vegetables. Read my article on low carb diets here. Here is a good article on what carbs to eat.
You Can Eat What You Want As Long As You Exercise
Oh how I wish this were true, n article on how to eat healthy wouldn’t even be necessary. Unfortunately, you have to eat everything in moderation or all your hard work will not pay off. The reality is, your diet will actually have a much bigger influence on your body composition than working out. Loading up on refined sugars and carbs while lacking in proper protein intake will lead to a soft body, no matter how hard you train.
I’ll just cut my calories in half
This will be a temporary fix but it will never last. No one can stick to extremely low calorie diets for a long period of time. It’s impossible. Tracking your calories is a good idea when starting out but if you think you can go from 2200 calories a day to 1100 for long term I’m here to tell you those no way. Besides, who wants to cut out all the things they love to eat just to be in shape? I don’t. Being fit is a long term commitment but it doesn’t mean you have to be miserable.
I hope this article on how to eat healthy and the suggested reading articles assist in you starting to eat healthy. This is just the tip of the ice berg but you need to start somewhere. The main thing is you get started, now!