Eating healthy can be defined in many different ways, and the definition may depend on the personal goals you may have related to your diet. Unfortunately, to add to this confusion, this topic is often influenced by trends that come and go. As a result, we tend to overanalyze the eating habits, while we should be focusing on fundamentals. At the baseline, we need to ensure that we are taking in nutrients that we need it, when we need them and at the quantities at which they are needed.
- Foods that are high in calories may be fine if they are rich in nutrients.
- Unhealthy foods don’t need to be completely eliminated from your diet, just restricted.
- To eat healthier, cook at home, avoid “cheat days,” and don’t force yourself to eat healthy foods you dislike.
“For example, going to the grocery store once or twice per week will help ensure that you have healthy choices in your fridge and pantry.”