Ever played a game of word-association?

Let’s give it a go. If I say healthy eating, what do you say?

Usually it’s not good. Most us associate healthy eating with sadness, deprivation, and hunger. It doesn’t have to be that way!

It can NOT suck.

Here are five truths you need to know about healthy eating:

1. It‘s simple 

It’s as simple as eating the right things. While knowing what to eat isn’t that difficult, sticking to it is. Our recommendation? Focus on what to eat rather than what not to eat. Add more of the good stuff, the more of the good stuff there is, the less room there is for bad stuff, and the less you want the bad stuff! Check our Beetroot risotto with feta cheese recipe

2. It’s a process keto recipe

Don’t expect to change overnight, and don’t expect to be perfect. Think about it, you’ve been eating the same way for years, that isn’t going to just change overnight! Start small, one little change at a time; and when you feel like you’ve mastered it, tweak something else.

Did you know? Lifesum has habit trackers that help you cultivate healthier habits – these are a great way to start your transition into a healthier lifestyle. Check our Shrimp salad with Brussels sprouts recipe

3. It’s fun 

Think of it as a chance to try new things! You get to experiment with new recipes and foods: it’s an opportunity to get outside your comfort zone and discover foods and dishes you haven’t tried before. Check our Roasted red cabbage bowl recipe.

4. It’s a team sport 

Once again, healthy eating doesn’t have to suck. BUT it can suck if you’re doing it on your own. Cook with friends, choose restaurants that have things you want to eat that will make you feel good, make it work, just whatever you do, don’t do it alone. Check our Roasted cauliflower with pine nuts recipe.

5. It’s about balance bowl of food with egg, radish, rice noodles, alfalfa and avocado

Keep calm and keep it real. Try to avoid the extremes and allow yourself the space to do thins your way. This is a lifestyle, not a diet! Check our Unicorn Poke bowl recipe.

Femi A-Williams is a health and fitness convert trying to reconcile a healthy lifestyle and a happy food life. She is 80% whole grain and 20% donut.

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