There is a lot of confusion about how to eat well. People frantically search through diet after diet, hoping the next one will be the one that solves their eating struggles. While eating well is not easy (of course it’s hard), it also isn’t complicated. It is not a sphinx code requiring a team of rune translators to get you answers. It’s fairly simple based on the below rules, which should be engrained into your brain so well that you don’t even have to think about them.
These rules aren’t catchy, or a quick fix. It is all about moderation (you’ve heard it before because it’s true) and developing long-term habits.
In these rules, there are also excuses to cheat. That’s because this is a lifestyle, not a diet. And breaking the rules is ok as long as that’s the exception. There are two occasions that always allow for rule breaking:
1: When nothing else is available (within reason, eating is always better than skipping a meal).
2: When you’re a guest, you eat what’s put in front of you (don’t be that girl).
IT CANNOT BE STRESSED ENOUGH. Drinking water is the single most basic and vital habit to a healthy lifestyle. If you learn nothing else from this article, learn to drink water. It is a miracle cure for almost any ailment. Headache? Drink water. Weight gain? Drink water. Acne? DRINK WATER. Not a little water, a LOT. Grab a refillable water bottle (about 20 oz) and bring it everywhere. You should drink at bare minimum 4 of those puppies per day, but go for 5. Start your day with chugging a full bottle before you do anything else. Train your body to thirst for it, and it will thank you by operating better than it ever has.