Major Impediments That Get in the Way of Eating a Healthy Diet
There is a good chance that, at least at one point in your life, you formulated a goal or New Year’s Resolution to eat better or lose weight—is that ringing a bell? Everyone has been there. Most everyone wants to be healthier, but how? Here are several things you can do now to improve your diet and improve your overall health:
Relying on Boxed Meals
Surely you have probably at least seen or looked into the grassroots ‘healthy’ boxed meal subscriptions—and if not, you are bound to have noticed the array of boxed lasagnas, pot pies, or other meals in the frozen section at your local grocery store. While it is pretty obvious why most boxed meals would be unhealthy, it is less obvious that even the ‘healthy’ frozen meals aren’t the best for your health.
But why? The reason why boxed meals ‘work’—meaning, why they last so long in your fridge or freezer—is because they use preservatives and additives. Eating excessive amounts of artificial preservatives and additives can lead to weight gain and diseases of the heart and colon. So, try to stay away from boxed meals and enjoy a healthy, homemade meal instead.
Lack of Appetite
A loss of appetite usually comes from a weakened immune system or an upset stomach. It may also indicate that you have a digestive condition such as IBS. In either case, your immune or digestive system is not where it should be, and it is affecting your health.
There are many ways to improve appetite. First, try eating more nutrient-rich foods rather than carb- or fiber-heavy foods. Next, try not to skip meals. If you don’t feel like eating, you don’t need to eat a full meal. Rather, eat several small, healthy meals throughout the day. You could even try implementing CBD into your diet. One of the potential side effects of CBD oil is an increase in appetite. Really, anything is worth a try!
One of the biggest culprits of excessive weight gain and unhealthy eating is fast food. While fast food in and of itself is not the best option for a healthy diet, excessive fast food dining usually comes from a deeper, underlying problem: being too busy.
Really, one of the best things you can do to decrease your fast food intake and improve your digestive (and general) health is to learn how to cut unnecessary things out of your life. For good health, you need to find the time to make lunch to take to work or cook a homemade meal at home. But don’t just add onto your existing schedule to stress you out even further. Find ways to free up your life to make more time for health.
Having a good diet is essential for your overall well-being. Unfortunately, it can seem like a daunting task when you feel like you have to get rid of foods you love, or you don’t have the time to make healthy meals. However, it will be well worth it if you try!
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