A Beginner’s Guide to Healthy Eating
Transforming your life physically begins with transforming the way you eat. If you’re working to make healthy eating a priority for the first time, here’s a guide to get you started!
Protein is one of the most important nutrients in any healthy diet. Your body uses it to build and repair tissues and make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. It’s the building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. It’s also a valuable tool in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight because it helps satisfy your appetite and build and maintain lean muscle mass, which promotes a healthy metabolism. And if you’re working on your fitness, consuming protein after your workouts can help you maximize your results. No matter what your health goals are, protein is an important part of reaching them.
A lot of people come up short on protein in their diets, but fortunately, it isn’t hard to make it a priority! It’s built right into the meal plan for the Transformation Kit. You’ll eat protein at every meal while you’re on the system. In addition to what you’ll eat throughout the day, our protein shake, YES, is a great way to add some extra protein to your diet. It provides twelve grams of high-quality whey protein along with a nutrient-dense blend of fruits and vegetables. It’s also delicious, so you’ll look forward to drinking it!
A lot of “healthy” eating plans recommend cutting out all carbs, but doing so isn’t a good idea! Carbohydrates are a key source of energy for your body. You need to them to feel your best, so it’s important to make them a priority.
Of course, the type of carbohydrates that you choose matters. Complex carbohydrates are less processed and contain more nutrients, so they should make up the bulk of the carbs that you eat. Good examples of complex carbohydrates are sweet potatoes, whole-grain breads, quinoa, and brown rice. Simple carbohydrates, such as white breads, candy, sodas, and pastries, are more processed and less nutrient-dense than complex carbohydrates, so eat them sparingly.
Fruits and Vegetables
It (hopefully) won’t surprise you that fruits and vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet because they’re full of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients. One easy way to tell if you’re eating enough of them is to look down at your plate. If there’s a variety of colors, you’re doing great! Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables will provide a variety of nutrients. Be sure to try new things from time to time. It may surprise you what becomes your new favorite.
And finally, let’s talk about fats! While fats have been given a bad reputation over the years, they can actually be beneficial to your health. The key is choosing healthy fats, such as polyunsaturated fats, monounsaturated fats, and omega-3 fatty acids. These fats can be found in foods such as avocados, fatty fish, natural nut butters, full-fat Greek yogurt, and nuts. Avoid eating too many saturated fats, and avoid eating trans fats, which are commonly found in baked goods and processed foods, as much as possible!
Healthy eating is an important part of transforming your life, so we hope this guide will come in handy. For more tips for living a happy, healthy life, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!