I believe in simplicity. Truly. No point in making things complicated ~ when there is no need to complicate them. So in case you were ever wondering; here are my simplified rules for eating. I’m not a big fan of telling people WHAT to eat; I’m not a registered dietician and everyone is so different. However; there are some basics I try to follow, teach my kids, and share with those interested.
- If it comes out of the ground or from a tree/vine/plant ~ and doesn’t kill you, you can eat it.
- If you cannot pronounce something on a label, try avoid it.
- Eat natural fats.
- Eat lean protein.
- Drink pure water.
- Eat when you are hungry….just start with natural fiber. Raw veggies are the best. A good trick is to eat an apple, or celery or a carrot about 10 minutes before you eat your meal. Drinking water before a meal is genius as well.
- Choose complex carbs over simple carbs.
- When choosing a snack/meal – aim for the perfect trifecta – a combo of good fat/protein/carbs. Carbs are not evil -they just need to be balanced with healthy fats and protein.
- Limit sugar … but if you’re going to have it – have the real stuff, not fake stuff.
- Eat slowly. Enjoy your food. Allow your brain time to catch up with your digestion.
Well, there ya have it. My simplified take on nutrition. We can call it Deb’s Diet Plan if we want. Or we can call it common sense.
Oh ~ and for the record ~ it’s perfectly fine to eat cake on your birthday! At least I think so, anyway.
As always, make champion choices,
The Healthy Habit Lady