Following on from my last post here, where I looked at getting the ball rolling and you into a healthy way of life. Ok, this is not rocket science and most of it is common sense, but until someone tells you how easy it is to do this and actually get fit and healthy easily, then are you going to do it? No!

So consider yourself told!

In this installment, we’ll look at some easy to apply healthy eating tips to keep you in tip top condition, living a fit and healthy lifestyle.

First up you need to throw out all those sweet, sugary processed foods like cakes, biscuits, pastries etc that you habitually snack on. Yes you do have to do that! What’s more your really should replace them with fresh fruits, berries, seeds and nuts.

Why would you do that?

Well, for starters, snacking becomes a habit that is hard to stop, so by placing yourself on a strict diet that will make you cut out all snacking in between meals, you end up fighting the habit the hard way. What often happens is the habit is so deep seated that you find yourself craving the foods that you were habitually snacking on and breaking your diet to get them.

Better to substitute these bad foods with healthy options.

Fruit that is fresh is a great option. That’s because it satisfies your body’s craving for sugar and gives you a good energy boost as well. And it does it without all the bad fats, salt and preservatives that come in biscuits and pastries etc that clog up your arteries and pile on the pounds.

Berries like blueberries and cranberries are packed full of antioxidants to help prevent cancer cells from forming as well as gut protecting proteins that can help alleviate problems such as IBS and Crohn’s disease. Strawberries make a great snack and are full of vitamin C as well.

Nuts and seeds (unsalted) make perfect snacks as a handful of sunflower seeds is rich in protein and minerals and low in fat. Unsalted peanuts are also high in protein and as long as you go easy will not make you anywhere near as fat as eating biscuits pound for pound.

All things are relative, so rather than cut out, switch over and cut down instead and lose weight slowly and healthily.

So now you’re substituting all those bad, high sugar, high salt, high fat snacks like biscuits, pastries and cakes for healthy options like fresh fruit, berries, nuts and seeds. Let’s look at those home cooked, fresh vegetables on your dinner plate and their importance in your diet.

This one is a no brainer. You know in yourself, deep down, that eating all those fried, fatty foods and fast junk food from the multitude of takeaways that litter every shopping mall, high street and out of town supermarket complex is bad for you and your health. Pizza, hamburgers, fries, fried chicken… the list goes on.

All of this crap is killing you.

It’s rotting your insides and piling on the pounds. It’s loading up your arteries with bad cholesterol, leading to down the path to diabetes and sending down heart attack alley. You have to stop eating that crap before it kills you – and it will!

If you can’t cook, get off your lazy backside and learn how to! Then come back here.

When you know how to cook simple food and I’m not talking about being a top chef here, then you can start to change your diet into a healthy one. When you cook for yourself and your family, you use fresh ingredients like vegetables that you have to peel yourself, meat that you have to cut up yourself. That sort of thing.

If that sounds like hard work, then get off this channel and go back to your fast food. Maybe I’ll come to your funeral in a few years, because if you keep eating junk food you’ll be dead long before your time.

If you’re still with me, you’ll know deep in your heart that I’m telling you the truth. Fresh vegetables with every main meal of the day are the way to get yourself back into a healthy way of life.

Why?

Vegetables contain the vitamins and minerals that your body needs and can absorb much more easily than it can from taking pills. They contain fiber that helps your gut work more efficiently to clear out all the crap (literally) that has been stuck in there for who knows how long.

Fact: The average American is walking around with seven pounds of undigested red meat in their colon. If that’s you, then you had better start doing something about it NOW, or colon cancer is coming your way!

Have I shocked you into thinking a little differently about the way you eat?

Good. Then you can start today by going to the grocery store and buying some vegetables and cooking them with your main meal (hint: which should NOT be pizza).