Step One: Go To The Garden
You will want to start off your healthy food journey by stocking up on fruits and vegetables. The goal is to eat three or more servings of vegetables per day and two servings of fruit. When choosing your fruits and veggies, aim for a rainbow: dark green, red, orange vegetables and fruits of every shade will give you greater variety and ensure you are getting all the vitamins and nutrients you need.
Step Two: Keep It Natural
Step Three: Go Lean
When it comes to protein and dairy, the fight is usually between full fat and non-fat. Adding to the confusion are recent studies promoting “healthy” fats and touting high-protein diets like Atkins and Keto. The key to protein is moderation.
When possible, substitute lean, white-meat (like chicken and turkey) for red meat and pork. Also, try to increase your intake of healthy proteins like eggs, fish, unsalted nuts, seeds, and even soy products. If you eat meat, eat white meat at least four times more often than red meat.
Step Four: Know Your Condiments
Step Five: Keep An Eye On Your Vices