Choosing Healthy Food for Your Diet

Maintaining healthy weight can be a very difficult thing to do. Many people make the mistake of thinking that they can eat whatever they want if they get enough exercise. However, this is not the case. Your diet will eventually catch up with you if you are eating the wrong thing. Therefore, you need to take your diet very seriously and pay very close attention to what you eat. Failure to do this will result in you gaining a significant amount of unwanted weight. Here are some things to think about that will help you to buy foods that will allow you to have a nutritious diet.

1. Avoid buying food in a can

Eating canned food on rare occasions will not do you any harm. However, it is not a smart thing to do on a regular basis. Food in a can is loaded with preservatives to prevent it from going bad. Getting into a habit of eating canned food will be robbing you of much of the nutritional value of the food you are consuming. The only way to get all of the nutritional value is to buy your food fresh. This is problematic to some people because fresh food obviously goes bad in a short period of time. The trick is to buy small amounts of fresh food so you will use it before it has time to go bad.

2. Avoid sugary foods

People who are serious about eating a healthy diet on a regular basis should make a conscious effort to limit the amount of sugary foods they are consuming. It will be fine to eat a chocolate bar if you find that you have a craving for one. However, it would be a bad idea to eat breakfast cereals that are filled with sugar every morning. This is unhealthy for a number of reasons. First, sugar is harmful to your body in a wide variety of ways. Secondly, the sugar rush you will get from eating the cereal will eventually fade. You will find that your energy will disappear and you will feel tired in the middle of the day.

3. Start buying organic foods

You might have heard about organic foods. However, you are not sure exactly what they are and how they differ from the foods that you are currently buying. To put it simply, organic food is the healthiest food that you can buy in a store. The reason for this is the fact that organic food does not contain many of the harmful elements that are commonly used to produce regular foods that you are used to buying. For example, it is not healthy to eat dairy products, eggs, poultry and meat when the animals used to make these things have been given growth hormones or antibiotics. You can be certain that the animals were not given those things if the food is organic. Organic foods are grown without being contaminated with ionizing radiation, synthetic fertilizers or pesticides made with harmful chemicals. It is true that organic foods cost more that non-organic foods. However, it will be worth the additional money if you are truly serious about living a healthy lifestyle. Using food products made by HamptonCreek will be a healthy addition to your diet.

4. Make sure you get enough fiber

The amount of fiber in your diet is something you will need to pay close attention to. Many people suffer from constipation because of a lack of fiber in their diet. You should check to see how much fiber is in the foods you eat.

The LLR Rabbit Hole

I get sucked into things.  Obsessed.

I am not sure what it started with, but over the years it’s included things like:

  • Strollers
  • Cloth Diapers
  • Essential Oils
  • Washi
  • Planners
  • Beaded Jewelry Supplies
  • Make Up
  • Hair Bows
  • Books
  • Nail Polish
  • Beanie Babies
  • Jamberry Wraps

You get the idea.  Some of these I still collect and use- like the planners & washi and my Jamberry and EOs.  But many I’ve outgrown- or maybe my kids did- like the strollers and diapers.  It amazes me that after sixteen years together, my husband still tolerates me and my whims.

legiesIt’s really not surprising that when introduced to some super soft comfy LuLaRoe leggings, I had to have more.  And since I’d lost a bit of weight, the majority of my pants didn’t fit, which justified my purchases.  At least it did for the first few.   But there are so many patterns, it’s hard not to continue to shop!

If you don’t know anything about LuLaRoe, let me give you a brief explanation:  The company is run similarly to things like Jamberry, except the consultants own the inventory instead of having you shop through their link.  The difference is, only 2500 items are made in each print, so each consultant has different inventory that is sent to them at random.  This leads to searching for coveted prints and shopping from several different consultants.  The hunt is a huge part of the fun.

The leggings lead to the desire for matching shirts, and fortunately the same company makes those for you in several different styles.  So back to shopping I went, this time instead of just clicking on the leggings albums, I started checking out the shirts as well.  I ordered one in each style, to decide which I liked best.

As spring hit and the weather started heating up here in South Carolina, the leggings started getting too hot to wear.  Unfortunately, LLR doesn’t carry any shorts- but they do carry skirts.  I bought one to see how it fit, and fell in love.  As a bonus, I could wear it with one of the shirts I already bought.  I decided that instead of buying shorts elsewhere, I’d but other skirts to wear all summer long, and I’d be fancy this year.

It didn’t take long for me to look into what it takes to become a consultant- a lot of money up front and a super long wait list.  When Aaron mentioned that it might be a good idea, I jumped at his positivity and went for it.  I’ve been in the queue for a little over a month now, and can’t wait to start.

Educational Conundrum

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Last year, Ryan had an aide who followed him around all day, and basically did his work for him.  We didn’t know it at the time, as she was supposed to be helping him when he couldn’t see the board and stuff.  But it seems as if she was helping too much.  Last year, when […]

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Finding My Tribe

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As an adult, I struggle with friendships.  I am a homebody, so it’s not my nature to put myself out there, or be in situations where it’s easy to meet people.  In NJ, I had a few people that I’d met years ago on a message board, so that was pretty awesome.  I am still […]

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Half Full

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When we lost Raime, I remember thinking that I knew what sucked about the situation, that much was obvious.  I instead decided to try to find the good and positive in what happened.  I had an amazing nurse.  It brought Aaron and I super close together.  We wouldn’t have had Lili, etc. I try really […]

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Missing.

Stuff goes missing in our house all the time.  I don’t know if it’s actually lost, or if it gets confiscated by one of the kids, but I can never find what I know we have.  There’s the typical single socks, but that’s such a common issue and my kids are just resigned to wearing […]

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