Your No-Fail Guideline To Healthy Food
Wondering if the foods you’re eating in your diet are really as healthy as you think they are? If you’ve been working hard in the gym and want to make sure that all that work pays off, you need to be fueling your body well.
But, how do you really now if what are you are eating will serve you well? Are there guidelines that you should know and follow?
There quite in fact is. If you don’t want to become a slave to calorie counting, the following guidelines can help you ensure what you are putting into your body will serve you well for the hours to come.
The Single Ingredient Guideline
The first guideline to use is the single ingredient guideline. This one basically states that you should only eat foods that are a single ingredient.
For instance, take a cereal bar and an apple. Only the apple is a single ingredient. It’s pure and wholesome. The cereal bar, on the other hand, has been through a whole refinement process and will be far less than nutritious for your body.
It’s been stripped of its nutrients and if anything, will just cause a blood glucose spike followed by a crash. It’s far less ideal for your healthy eating diet plan.
The Natural State Guideline
The second guideline to follow is the food in its natural state guideline. This means that it comes straight from the ground and has not been altered in any way.
This eliminates some foods or ingredients that may be single ingredients, but are still not considered healthy. Sugar, for instance, is just one ingredient, but it is not in its natural state – meaning it doesn’t come from the ground or wild.
As such, it’s not healthy for you to eat. You want the foods you consume to contain that single ingredient and for that ingredient to come from nature. If it doesn’t, put it back on the shelf.
The Brightly Colored Guideline
Finally, the last general guideline that you can use that will help you eat more nutritious foods in your diet plan is the brightly colored food guideline. Basically, you want to eat foods that contain as many bright colors as possible, provided they meet the requirements noted above.
That means that radioactive colored candy you love so much does not qualify (as it is not a single ingredient and does not come from nature).
Alternatively however, those bright blue blueberries do count, as does that vibrant red pepper. Fruits and vegetables are very brightly colored and all will be very healthy for you to consume.
So there you have three great general guidelines that you can take every food you have in your diet plan through. Provided these all check out, you can then feel very confident that the food you are about to eat is one that will serve your body well and is likely also going to help you maintain your body weight.