Why Healthy Eating Sucks And What You Can Do About It

16/03/2017 16:53 GMT | Updated 17/03/2018 09:12 GMT

Are you somebody that thinks healthy eating sucks and that remains your excuse for the bad, unhealthy eating choices you make?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, whose the fairest and healthiest of them all?

The answer returns 'Not you if you keep scoffing those donuts, cakes and biscuits!'

When you look in the mirror do you like what you see? More importantly is the person looking back at you as healthy as can be?

Brittle, thinning hair, puffy cheeks and/or eyes, dry skin, pale lips, acne, all signs possibly of unhealthy eating.

The truth is healthy eating is good for you.

Your diet has a major impact on your energy levels, how well you sleep, your levels of health and fitness, and on how you perform throughout the day and into the evening. The facts are simple and undeniable. A well balanced diet is essential for you to achieve optimum health. It isn't that healthy eating sucks but actually unhealthy eating and the illness it can cause that sucks.

Those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness - Edward Stanley

Healthy eating has so many benefits. It will help reduce blood pressure and cardiovascular disease while improving overall health and body composition. It requires you taking complete control of what you put into your body and moving away from fatty, sugary, salty food, to healthy, nutritious ones.

I guess you probably already know that.

Nowadays, we are becoming more aware of how our diet is important to our health and that it is vital that we eat the right kinds of food to stay healthy and well. Yet many of you still hold on to your bad eating habits because in your mind healthy eating sucks.

No matter how bad certain foods may be for you, particularly when eaten frequently, you seem unable to stop yourself. The temptation of consuming take aways, fried foods, chocolate, cake, ice cream are too great. Those fat laden, sugar filled foods are so tasty. Tasty they may be. But the chances are that many of you are either overweight or not in great health and eating these foods has contributed to it.

Your taste buds have become accustomed to crave high-calorie, high-fat, and sugar filled foods. So it is understandable that it can be tough to change your unhealthy eating habits. Yet as your health needs to be your priority it has to be a must do. I'm not saying you have to give these things up completely. Those who commit to healthy eating are able to treat themselves to the occasional fat laden pizza or kebab and that high sugar desert.

What you need to realise is that healthy eating does not mean you will eat only bland, tasteless food. Tuna steak with sweet potato wedges, green salad with olives and feta cheese, chicken stir fry, porridge oats and berries, mixed vegetable and gouda cheese omelette all taste fantastic. Healthy doesn't have to mean boring, or tasteless. It is also good for you, which surely is the most important point.

Healthy eating will provide you with the necessary amounts of vitamins, nutrients and minerals that your body needs. Low-fat protein - chicken, turkey, fish, soy, lean meat, low-fat diary, and eggs together with fruit, salad and vegetables is just good for you. These are what healthy eating includes. Healthy and tasty.

Cutting out the fats, salts, sugars. Basically, for optimum health a well-balanced diet should include plenty of complex carbohydrates, lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, and a moderate amount of meat and dairy products, eight glasses of water a day. That's healthy eating. I promise you soon you will come to realise not only is this very, very tasty but it is good for you.

Please remember, it's not healthy eating sucks, but a bad diet and illness that sucks your life away. Get started on healthy eating.

In my next post I will be delving further into healthy eating and giving you some of my tips to show you that healthy eating can be enjoyable as well as beneficial.

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not - Mark Twain