K.I.S.S.- keep it stupid simple !
The easiest way to stay on top of your health is by making it so easy to follow you can't get off track. I have my top ways to keep it simple !
1- Start by eliminating all the processed food, grains, sugar and industrial oils. This means take out the processed foods, sugars and grains. Cut out the vegetable oils and trans fats. Keep the "fake" diet food out of the equation and eat real food. Fast food is no longer, prep and make meals ahead of time.
2- Drink mostly water! Don’t drink your calories: eliminate all calorie-containing beverages. Juice, soda, and other “fake” beverages have no place in a healthy lifestyle. This includes diet sodas, sports drinks, and energy drinks. Some of them may not have any calories, but they are highly acidic, and have nasty artificial sweeteners in them.
3- Eat veggies, fruits, and everything from the Earth. Stay far away from man made foods. The food industry got smart and figured out how to make MORE food for less quality and do it fast. Eat a diet composed of fresh meat, all the veggies you want, plenty of fruit, a few nuts, some delicious fat, some legumes (beans) and a diverse arsenal of spices and herbs. Doesn’t sound so restrictive, does it?
4-Use the 80/20 rule. 80% of the time, eat whole real foods. The occasional treat is fine, but if you do eat something like ice cream, get the real stuff! If the label says milk, cream, eggs, and sugar, that’s good ice cream.
5- Fat WILL NOT make you fat! Eat at least 4-6 servings of healthy fat a day (1oz. or 1 tablespoon= about 100 calories a serving). Eating healthy fat does not raise cholesterol or clog your arteries. In fact, it actually helps reduce these cardiovascular symptoms. Eating too many calories, or eating too many non-whole foods makes you fat, and increases risk factors for various cardiovascular diseases.
I know I gave you a lot to think about but just choose ONE of the above listed and start there ! Start to stick to it for 2-4 weeks then add in another. You don't have to go cold turkey but you can start small and add more later! Your body and mind will thank you !