Contrary to popular belief, eating a well balanced diet isn’t as complicated as you have been led to believe.
All it really boils down to is eating a variety of fresh foods from all the major food groups.
For even better results you should eliminate processed foods and track your calories to ensure you aren’t overdoing it.
Now that we have briefly explained what you should be eating, lets talk about a few reasons you should consider eating healthier.
To Lose Weight
This is probably one of the most common reasons people decide to start eating healthier.
When you change the way you eat you will change your body.
Luckily changing your diet doesn’t mean you need to go on a diet.
As you very well know, fad diets don’t work.
Eating healthier is a much better option that gives you more freedom over what you eat.
It Will Reduce Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Do you have a history of poor eating habits?
If so you are putting yourself at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
By eating healthier foods and losing weight you will reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
You Will Have More Energy Throughout The Day
When you start eating healthier you will be providing your body the right foods that give you the carbohydrates you need to fuel your day.
For best results start your day with a healthy breakfast.
Not only will this get you off to a great start, but it will also set you up for eating healthy the rest of the day.
It Will Set a Good Example For Your Children
Who doesn’t want to set a good example for their children?
By eating healthier you will be doing just that!
If your children don’t want to eat their vegetables, it may be because they don’t see you eating yours.
How can you expect them to eat their green beans when you are eating ice cream?
It your child is a picky eater consider inviting them into the kitchen to help you prepare the food.
Most children enjoy helping and will want to try what they just made.
Your Skin and Hair Will Benefit
Do you always want to look your absolute best?
If so its time to start eating a healthier diet.
Doing so is one of the simplest ways to supply your skin with the nutrients it needs to remain smooth and supple.
Good nutrition will also keep the wrinkles at bay.
But its not only your skin that will benefit from you eating healthier.
Your hair will also benefit.
A healthy diet will provide your hair with all the protein it needs to be strong and healthy.
You Won’t Have To Spend Money On Supplements
Most people take supplements because they aren’t getting the nutrients they need through diet alone.
However, truth be told you don’t need any supplements if you will take the time to get your diet in order.
Eating a healthy, well balanced diet will provide you with all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to operate at optimal levels.
Please understand there is nothing wrong with taking a multivitamin on a daily basis.
But if you look at the research you will find that you will get more health benefits by simply eating healthier.
On top of that you will also save a great deal of money because supplements can be very expensive.
Please note if you have been advised to take supplements by a medical doctor please continue to do so.
It Will Help You Gain Weight
This may sound a bit weird, but eating healthier can also help you gain weight.
Why would anyone want to gain weight you ask?
Some people need to gain weight for health reasons, others want to gain weight for appearance reasons.
Its not uncommon for bodybuilders to try to pack on several pounds during a bulk.
Some bodybuilders will opt to do what is known as a dirty bulk.
A dirty bulk is when you eat whatever you want in excess.
You don’t care about the quality of food you are putting in your body or the amount.
Its all about gaining weight by any means necessary.
A better way to gain weight is to start eating healthier.
In the world of bodybuilding this is known as a lean bulk.
When you lean bulk you pay close attention to what you are putting in your body.
While your goal is to gain weight, you don’t do so at the expense of your health.
To lean bulk you will need to create a nutrition plan that puts you in a caloric surplus.
Lean bulking is not easy as it will require you eat more food than most people are used to eating.
However, in the words of Chris Jones, to get big you have to eat big!