Introduction: How to Eat Healthy
Well in this instructable, I am going to spread some information on how to eat healthy. If you are questioning what does an internet savvy tech geek know about eating right, you'd be surprised. As a testimonial, My freshman 15 was a freshman 40. Two years ago I dropped 30lb in three months and four inches on my waist simply by changing my diet. I held steady plus or minus 5lb for winter and summer. A few months ago I changed my diet again and dropped another 10lb and 4 more inches. I do not get sick, I am in excellent health and I eat lots of awesome food.
Vote for me and read along if you wish.
Step 1: Define "healthy"
The and most important thing that you must do is realize what "healthy" means. My dad saw me wolfing down some donuts that I made and said, "i thought you only eat healthy". I'm sorry, an all natural donut made with real flour and sugar fried in real oil is a better meal than a lean-cuisine any day.
Healthy means food that occurs in nature and able to be digested with ease in the human body.
Step 2: What Not to Eat
I do not have very many rules, mostly guide lines, what follows are the only rules.
Do not eat anything that contains hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oil.
Do not eat anything that contains high fructose corn syrup
Do not eat anything that contains artificial color, flavor or preservatives.
Step 3: Things to Avoid
Now I might catch flack here for this, but here are a few foods that should be avoided or kept to a minimum.
They are rated 1-10, 1 being worst for you 10 being a forgivable offense.
Free range chicken-4 (5 if organic)
Free range turkey-5 (6 if organic)
Free range beef-5 (6 if organic)
Free range eggs-7 (9 if organic)
Cows milk-2(5 if organic)
Ice cream-2 (5 if organic)
Yogurt-4 (7 if organic)
Cheese-4(remember no artificial color, flavor)(7 if organic)
Goat/sheep milk-6 (7 if organic)
Bleached white flour-2
Anything that you do not know how it was made
Step 4: What to Eat
Well I like mexican food, so I eat a lot of rice and beans.
Some foods that make for a good meal
Rice (all kinds)
Pasta (real pasta, make it from scratch using real flour)
Breads (real bakery bread, ummmm)
Avocados (good for fats)
Quinoa (its a grain like rice, lots of protein)
Fruit and veggies
If you can see the plant that made the food, its is probably okay to eat it. And I do not mean the factory.
Step 5: Other Things to Keep in Mind
There are a lot of crazy diets out there. I went a few weeks without gluten, soy, meat, dairy, or wheat. Its hard work and you can't eat out.
If you start eating healthy it is hard to go back, I once loved Krispy Kremes, now they make me puke.
When your body is getting clean, you might feel sick "de-toxing"
When your body is clean you might feel sensitive to other gross things, perfume and the like.
Eating right is not a goal, it is a way of life, we all stumble, there is no failure.
Start small, cut out Hydrogenated oils and corn syrup. See how you feel, your body will tell you what it wants, just listen.