So you're thinking about starting to eat green, of going green? Good for you. Concerned you may be constantly hungry though?
Well, there's no need to worry. You can eat green without feeling hungry. Just give yourself two weeks. That’s how long it takes to create a new habit. Here are some ways to eat green that you might want to try...
1. Eat leafy greens. Eating your spinach will make you strong to the finish as Popeye says. Vegetables do a body good and filling your plate with plenty of hardy vegetables is not only healthy for you, but it's also filling, giving you plenty of energy.
2. Eat whole foods This doesn't just mean no meat, though. Steer clear of processed foods. Really, it’s simple. Just eat real food. Processed foods aren’t real and they are difficult for your body to digest.
3. Eliminate processed foods. Choosing to eat green means reducing, or preferably, eliminating fake foods. Get your meats from local farmers that don’t use hormones or antibiotics.
4. Eat healthy home-cooked meals. Preparing and eating your own food allows you to control what goes into your body. Not only that but when you eat at home and cook from scratch you will save on energy and package waste. That makes it good for the environment and good for you too.
5. Eat super foods that sustain you. You don't need to eat junk foods when you have a craving. There are some really tasty foods that have the added bonus of being good for you, too. Snack on a piece of dark chocolate instead of a Hershey bar, or an apple and a slice of cheese instead of greasy salty potato chips. Some other must-haves in the super food list include nuts, granola, dried fruit, low-fat yogurt, rice cakes, and even kale chips.
As you make the change from a fast food, processed world to one, you’ll notice your energy returning. And not surprisingly, the weight will start to peel off.
That’s because your body can metabolize real food. With processed food, it can’t. Make the switch to healthier eating and watch what happens to your life!