Eating healthy is not your stuff..
Are you ill? Did a doctor tell you that the first thing you need to do is weight-loss? Did you look yourself in the mirror and realized that it is high time you started being conscious about your appearance? Is there any other reason besides these that simply makes you eager to start eating healthier meals? Many people decide to change their eating habits, hoping it will result in weight loss. However, many of them are lost and simply have no idea how and where to start.
All of a sudden there are a large number of questions that need answers:
Do I have to eat according to food pyramid?
My colleagues are on this juice diet, is it also good for me?
What do I need to know about whole grains food?
Are Twinkies now forbidden to me?
No worries, Nerd Fitness is going to give you answers.
We will give you the most important tips when it comes to healthy eating. Since this is going to be a quite long article, maybe it would be useful to read it carefully, and wait for your break, or just tell your boss that you are trying to improve your life…he/she will be ok with that.
A several pieces of advice on eating combined with the right workout could be the right thing for you.
Nerd fitness eating philosophy
The Nerd Fitness diet is all about one simple sentence:
‘’You are intelligent and you recognize the actual food, so please stop eating junk!’’
You must know what the genuine food is. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, meat belong to the real food.
On the other side there is a junk food that comes in different packages, bags, boxes, wrappers etc. Always check the list of ingredients. If the list is long, it is not something you should eat. Also, if it was the real food at very beginning, but went through several stages in order to become processed food, try to avoid it.
Bear this in mind: Whether you fail or succeed in losing weight or feeling healthy largely (around 80%) depends on what you eat. More on this find here: http://www.nerdfitness.com/about-2/rules-of-the-rebellion/.
Getting ready on a mental level
You have to eat more genuine food, and eat less crap food.
I know that this is an empty phrase, but until now there has been a bunch of reasons that prevented you from doing this. You either were not ready, or it simply was not interesting enough for you, or something third. Whatever the reason is one thing you need to know. It is possible to live without junk food.
In my humble opinion detoxes, juice diets, and similar things are just not right for human body. The main goal is to sell you some kind of pills, expensive forms of food that is supposedly good for you etc.
But wait..,you must know better than that. For example, I go for tiny changes that can drastically affect your life. One of these is Optimus Prime – more info here: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2010/04/24/make-optimus-prime-proud-learn-how-to-transform-your-life/. Depending on the number of changes you are ready to undergo, you will know how successful you are. Some people are ready to change all their habits in order to achieve what they want, and they have no side effects. For others, it is pure torture to give up their favorite food.
Everything depends on you. There are a few things you need to ask yourself:
Am I ready to change my habits?
Do I know the limit to which I can lose weight?
Am I doing it purely because I care for my health, or I need to lose weight because my vacation is approaching?
Am I determined to do this despite difficulties?
First thing you need to do is to rank yourself according to what you want to achieve. If you are disciplined from the very start, pleasing outcome is guaranteed. It is good for you if you approach everything without stress or worries. In the end, all depends on you.
Opt for one option and make it work for you. Small wins are definitely more effective than aspiring ambitions.