Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The secret to Eating Healthy

 If you know me at all, you know I love eating healthy. Eating healthy to me means making sure most of what I eat is organic and all natural. I don't drink soda. I rarely eat sugary treats like candy (I do have quite an obsession with dark chocolate, through.) I try to abstain from eating fried foods. And, I try to make sure my food is mostly fresh veggies and fruits, and that things like starch and gluten are a smaller part of my diet. I fail a lot, and I mess up and loose track, but I always keep trying. And I feel great.

Anyway, I think I've found the secret to eating healthy. I'm serious. What I'm about to tell you is 100% full-proof! (And probably not a secret)
Don't buy anything unhealthy.

That is it. Really. Huh? Uh, well let me explain. You know that large bag of Oreos you ate yesterday when the kids were sleeping? What if you'd never bought it, but instead purchased a bag of apples? If you don't put it in your house, it won't find its way into your mouth. Sometimes I'm so lazy I just want to pop something in the microwave...or sit on the couch with a bag of Doritos....but I can't. Because my fridge is full of spinach, and humus, and I have fresh tomato's from the farmers market. So I make a sandwich and feel better about myself, my body, and my lifestyle. There isn't a Doritos bag in site in my house, and this is done very deliberately.
Another rule to eating healthy is never to settle when it comes to eating out. I do not eat fast food. Sure, I have, and when traveling sometimes I still do--but I try to as little as possible. I actually try not to eat out, but sometimes a girl's gotta date. Her husband. And not have dishes. Because I really hate dishes. But we always go to a healthy, sit down place, with yummy vegetarian food on the menu for me to scarf! Noms!

So, that's a quick overview of my food preferences. What are yours? I'd love to know!

Some of my favorite recipes:
What is your favorite healthy recipe? Please share!
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