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  • Writer's pictureErica

Get Healthy Without a Bunch of Fuss!

To get healthy you do not need to reinvent the wheel. Although, you would think so with all these fad diets, weight loss pills, cleanses, detoxes, and "lose weight quick" programs. It's really not that complicated to achieve a healthier lifestyle. It involves making a motivated decision to do such, then taking the appropriate steps to make it happen. You just need to think like the type of person you want to be. So it's no secret, a healthy lifestyle involves eating well and being physically active. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Right? What in the world does that mean anyway? There are so many messages out there that it complicates the goal. You know what you want to do, but the picture is blurry. It's confusing. So here's a simple way to look at what it means to eat well and be physically active.

Simply put, eating well is eating food as close to the form from which it grows. Yes, sure you can cook it just be sure not to overcook it. The message here is eat whole food. Eat oranges that look and taste like oranges. Green beans that look and taste as close to the way they were just before harvesting. Eating whole food allows you to consume all the nutrients the food has to offer the way it is intended to be offered: all together. Basically, your body likes food better that way. When we start breaking down food into particles of what it once was and consume just those particles (i.e. highly processed food), our bodies respond differ