What is it that makes us want to eat? It’s the endorphins that make us feel so good after a good meal that it seems as if the entire body can thank the heavens for giving us food to eat. Food is a basic need for our bodies and without it we feel tired, run down, and weak. So then – what makes us want to eat?
The reason why processed food and fake food make us want to eat is because they take away from what we really need to eat – natural whole food. Processed food is basically food that has been stripped of everything it once was (water, nutrients, fiber, etc) and is now just food to get you through until you run out of money. Now imagine being able to eat this junk all day long and not feeling guilty about it. In fact, most people do not even realize how much they are eating that is not good for them. Here’s the deal: Most people don’t care and neither does the planet, because processed food makes them feel better than eating real food.
So what should you be eating instead to keep us healthy and in shape? You need to eat whole foods, fresh fruits and veggies, lean meats, and off course, healthy fats. Why? Well, eating healthy and staying healthy keeps us in shape and keeps us from developing illnesses (and sometimes life-threatening ones) that would easily be prevented with a few changes to our diet and exercise routine.
Healthy eating makes us feel energetic, helps keep us motivated, improves our immune system, and even makes us feel more alert and awake. Healthy eating habits also keeps us from getting weight gain or developing diseases like cancer. That’s a lot to know when you’re trying to eat healthy. What’s even more amazing is that you can actually eat healthy and still lose weight if you combine exercise with eating healthy foods. If you want to eat healthy and lose weight, make sure you follow these simple eating healthy tips:
Eat whole-grain breads and cereals. They contain fiber and protein, both your body needs for energy. If you love toast, try toast made with whole-grain breadcrumbs instead of the white kind. The breadcrumbs are healthier because they are made with nuts. Also, look for whole-grain toast, instead of the white kind. The white kind contains more refined sugars that contribute to weight gain.
Eat healthy fats. For now, we’re only talking about a few fatty acids like omega-3s and walnuts, but you should eat plenty of other healthy fats as well. There are lots of super foods that are full of healthy fat, including flax seed, hemp oil, olive oil, and canola oil. Eating healthy can keep us in great shape.