Healthy Text Messages from Em

25 Feb

Ray: My close friends know that eating healthy is a very difficult challenge for me. I look for inspiration anywhere I can find it. One of my best friends is very health conscious and even runs marathons on a regular basis. I recently sent her a text seeking advice on how to build healthy eating habits. Here is what she texted me back.

Em: You have to train your body to want to eat healthier. Habits are made from repetition and creating new habits can feel foreign or awkward. When you eat healthy, you feel refreshed and energetic. When you want something sweet, eat a fruit. When you want something salty, only eat a little bit. Avoid eating saturated fats and eat between 5-6 times a day (3 meals and 3 snacks). Your biggest mean should be in the morning and don’t eat less than 2 hours before bed. Focus on your goal, visiualize it, immerse yourself in your goal and things will happen to get you there. Be your own competition. Also, carbs fuel, protein builds muscle.

You can also learn how to go to a drive-thru and still eat healthy. Pick Subway over McDonalds and pick tea over Coke. Skip dressing but add cheese and eat half the fries. Eat what you want, when you want to so that you won’t feel deprived and overcompensate when you eat.

Keep trail mix in the car, a protein bar and vitamin water can help you until a healthy choice is in sight. Eat yogurt and cereal as a snack. Also, you need lost of greens. Season them well and you’ll start to crave them. Soon, you’ll hate fast food and you’ll get sick if you eat it.

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One Response to “Healthy Text Messages from Em”

  1. adjacent2jason February 25, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    All the food we eat these days is BS. A majority of our food supply has been manipulated, and genetically alter, which confuses the dna in your body, hence over time diseases, and an array of other health complication begin develop in our bodies. The ideal diet would be consumption of natural or organic foods, for instance: vegan, exotic herbs, etc. All the food you will ever need to maintain good health is found in nature. Oh,and may I also add: research shows that caloric restriction(eating less) all together could benefit us alot. W At any rate, an informative post to said the least.

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