Plain and simple.... but clearly it's not so simple in our culture. We have to eat to live. Yet many of us struggle with how to eat or what to eat everyday. Michael Pollan put's it best. "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly Plants."
So here's some advice on how to simply eat. And eat better.
Eat For Fuel.
In America we tend to not eat often enough. Yet we also tend eat too much. So often we skip breakfast, skimp on lunch, and then feast at dinner like a King only to start this vicious cycle the next day. Why do we do this? We don't eat enough. So eat to fuel your body. If we ate to satisfy and fuel ourselves, not would we have more energy, but we would probably eat more often too.
We wouldn’t let our cars run on empty all day. Then why do we let our bodies run on empty?
Eat Real Food.
What is real food? Most likely if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, it’s not the best thing to put in your body. Our bodies are created to eat and digest foods that are whole, foods closest to their natural state. The more enriched, bleached, and processed foods are, the more difficult it is for our bodies to digest.
Eating real foods doesn’t mean just eat fruits and veggies all day. Real foods can be pizza, sandwiches, tacos and yes... desserts. Realize every time hunger strikes it's an opportunity to fuel your body or weigh it down (no pun intended.) Get creative, check out your farmer’s markets or Whole Foods for ideas on new fresh meals.
Eat What You Like.
Eating should be a joy, not a chore. Chances are when you eat what you enjoy you won’t have the tendency to overeat, especially when you’re eating to stay satisfied throughout the day. Diets that force a list of certain foods aren’t a way of life. Really, who wants to live that way? So eat food. Enjoy it and go live your life.