But sometimes it can be challenging to get & stay on the right track.
This could be due to a number of factors such as:
- A dislike for fruits and vegetables or practically anything healthy
- Strong, consistent cravings that overpower the desire for better eating habits (which is typically a sign of something deeper)
- A lack of or limited supply of quality, fresh foods
- Poor habits formed that are difficult to break
- And more
It would be very easy for someone like myself who ENJOYS eating fresh fruits, vegetables and whole foods to tell someone who does not to basically “just do it”. But many people have to be met where they are.
Here are a few tips on getting on the road to being healthier…
…which in most cases, leads to one beginning to actually crave better foods and to make a conscious decision to actually eat better:
1. A good cleansing/detoxing
As you may or may not have discovered, the reason I named this site “Get Healthy Get Clean Get Lean” is because they all work hand-in-hand. So for many, the first step towards better health is to actually REMOVE the bad things from the body such as toxins and stored, accumulated waste, through gently cleansing the colon (and NO I do not mean using laxatives) and the inside of your body in the places where toxins are stored.
I’ve found that oftentimes, when we begin to cleanse from the inside, we begin to take caution as to what we put in our bodies. We feel so good and so light that we don’t want to do anything to make that feeling go away.
Think about when you have just cleaned a particular part of your home and I mean REALLY cleaned it. You are not going to turn right around and immediately mess/dirty it back up, right? And if anyone comes along and leaves something out of place or spills something, you may get really irate because of all the hard work you just did to clean it up!
So it often is when we do a good, thorough internal cleansing. Therefore, this is definitely a step towards developing healthier eating habits.
2. Do what you gotta do to get the good stuff in!
For example, if you don’t like vegetables, or you won’t eat salads unless they have a lot of dressing on them or are full of meat and cheese… do what you gotta do and get it in! But don’t rely on that alone; couple it with one of the previous things I mentioned such as the liquid vitamin supplement and/or the cleansing and/or the green smoothies.
If you find you’ll only eat lettuce if it’s on a sandwich or burger, then have your sandwich or burger but pile MORE of the lettuce and tomatoes on it… again, incorporating one of the aforementioned tips.
3. Get your body MOVING!
If you’re like most people, you are not too keen on the idea of exercise – all of that sweating, huffing & puffing, pain &burn and the time you have to put into it. But it is extremely important that you get moving in some form or fashion.
You’ve heard it before – take the stairs as opposed to the elevator/escalator, parking further from the entrance of work, school or the store, stuff like that.
Also, walking is GREAT exercise and it doesn’t take any fancy equipment or anything. If you don’t want to walk outdoors because of the rain, etc. then do early-riser mall walks!
So there you have it!
Small, baby steps to getting on a healthier path… among other things, of course.
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