The world of fitness and nutrition is a $6 billion dollar industry (and is showing no signs of slowing down). When you are constantly bombarded by taut bodies on Instagram, promises of abs in 12 easy steps on Pinterest and weight loss commercials on TV it can seem daunting to get healthy. Fortunately for you, the concept of health is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Throughout the world, healthy and happy individuals do not look or act the same. There are no go to rules we can provide that will provide with a one-stop health approach and no pill that you can take, our advice is clean and simple and easily tailored to your needs. Read on to learn about our easy steps to becoming healthy.
In North America, we have a skewed relationship with food. We are slaves to the idea of excess and believe bigger is always better when it comes to what’s on your plate. On the other hand, we also hold up the unnaturally thin (whether through genes or exercise) as the ultimate status symbol. So where do you begin to regain control over your food?
First, remember that it’s just food. It is a fuel that powers your body. You do not need too much of it, you need some types more than others. You should eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full. While this may seem too simplistic to some, they are the basic tenets held up by nutritionists around the world. To regain control over your relationship with food, learn to take the marketing mystique out of things like fast food and all you can eat buffets. Focus on clean, healthy food that you mostly prepare at home and explore new foods that you have never eaten before.