Eating healthy is no easy task with the many temptations that surround us every day. For some people, it is hard to stay on track and need a good support system to help them through the process. Yet in the news, there are always new discoveries of a “eat this, not that” that are hard to believe. The fact is that, people will always “eat this item” or “this works all the time and you lose weight”. Below are some health foods that are not all that healthy and some ideas on what to eat instead. Remember to consult a dietitian before stating any plans and cut out certain foods because every person is different.
Energy bars are a quick fix to fight hunger and boost energy, but you may be eating just a candy bar. How? Notice all those ingredients that half of them you cannot pronounce? These ingredients really aim to add flavor. Some ideas to replace the nutrition bars is by eating hard-boiled eggs or an apple with nut butter that give both a natural protein and fiber boost.
Low-Fat Salad Dressing
Some people may opt to have no dressing on their salad while others want the low-fat version and feel that they are taking in fewer calories. But fewer calories really mean that you are more hungry and not getting enough energy to get through the day. Further, choosing low-fat salad dressing, the calories are being swapped for sodium and sugar, which are not all that good. Homemade salad dressings provide as a great substitute and you are aware of what you are putting directly into your body.
These drinks are tempting to grab when you are dehydrated. However, they are loaded with lots of sugars and artificial sweeteners and dyes instead of natural ingredients. So try drinking water or having a piece of fruit to get your energy up.
100 Calorie Snack Packs
Yes, those snacks that sit in the grocery isle next to the cookies are actually not healthy for you. This is so because it is better to think of quality foods rather than quantity foods; what you are putting into your body as opposed to how much is going into your body. Swap this snack for a mix of nuts and fruits.
One final thought for you—Your body is your temple and you are the only one that can take care of it the way you want to.