You’re a healthy, conscious eater. You don’t just eat to eat, you eat to fill your body with nutrient dense foods. Yet you’re making health mistakes that you don’t even know you’re making. Not sure if you’re truly eating healthy or not? Healthy people listen up, these common mistakes are easy to fix.
7 Mistakes Healthy People Still Make
1. Taking too much stock in the nutritional label.
Don’t worry so much about the calories and fats in the foods you eat. Rather, concern yourself with the quality of the foods you eat by looking at the ingredients label. When you’re looking at the ingredients label, notice the foods that come first are in the largest quantities. After looking at the ingredients, take a look at the sugar and fiber on the nutritional label (which after looking at the ingredients, shouldn’t be a shocker).
2. Buying too many packaged foods.
Okay, so now that we’ve discussed the importance of an ingredients label, try and avoid it completely. Well, not completely, but try and avoid foods that come in packages. Instead enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers market as well as nuts, seeds, legumes, and dried fruit from the bins at the health foods store.
3. Drinking too much coffee.
Even if it’s organic, shade grown, and Fair Trade, coffee is something that should be enjoyed in moderation because it increases anxiety and makes it difficult to live in the present moment. A cup or two is fine, depending on how you tolerate it, but stop there.
4. Skimping on healthy fats.
Wanna be thin? Eat fat. That’s right, skip the sugar, which causes your emotions to fly off the wall, and rather eat healthy fats in foods like avocado, olive oil, sardines, nut butters, and seeds. These foods leave you satiated longer and they keep your blood sugar coasting. Healthy people eat healthy fats.
5. Eating too much meat.
At least a few times a week, whether you’re a vegetarian or not, sub in a plant-based protein like lentils, beans, or tempeh. While you don’t have to cut out meat entirely, plant-based proteins add in fiber and nutrients.
6. Staying quiet at restaurants.
Cut back on how often you eat out and when you do eat out, choose restaurants that live up to your high food ideals. And once you get there, don’t be afraid to ask questions about the food if you don’t know the answer.
7. Throwing out the yoke.
Egg yolks get a bad wrap but the truth is they’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fat. Not to mention that eggs taste WAY better with the yolk. Instead, eat one egg instead of three and keep the yolk.
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