Reason for food goals: To accomplish your 100 Life Goals, you will need to eat healthy to support you in your quest for health and fitness. To feel good and happy, we need to be in good health. Without good health, not much else matters.
One of the primary determinants of good health is what you put in your body. There are other determinants of good health, like exercise and positive attitude, but what you eat is near the top of the list.
What you eat also effects your moods. You can easily get fooled into thinking that what you eat is not important, especially when you eat junk food and it doesn’t seem to impact your health.
The impacts of poor eating will eventually catch up with you. Most of us, know what eating healthy entails, although there is so much conflicting information. It's impossible to know who has the best information on eating healthy, however there are some very common beliefs and principles which I recommend based on my own research and experience:
Seven food goals for you to consider . . .
1. Minimize or eliminate junk and processed foods . . . foods with white powders: processed sugar, excessive salt, white flour.
2. Eat fruit, nuts, vegetables, and salad (raw, as much as possible).
3. Eat reasonable portions, and only when your body is hungry (very important to long life).
4. Drink plenty of water.
5. Buy a blender or juicing machine, and use it daily.
6. If you eat meat, choose poultry, fish, or seafood, and minimize red meat.
7. Stop eating, 2 hours before bedtime.
There are hundreds of health principles written by credible doctors, authors and health researchers on how to eat healthy. Your food goals may be entirely different than mine.
Eliminating or reducing the amount of dairy products in your diet is another important principle that many health practitioners recommend. I myself eat dairy products but I don't drink milk. My dad taught me add a young age to not drink milk and I followed his advice. A key factor for not drinking milk is that animals in nature don't drink milk from their mothers once they are past the infant stage, and nor do they drink milk from other animals. Some health practitioners argue that is not healthy to drink milk from cows, period.
I have another principle I’ve tried to teach my children: to “eat an apple a day;” however, it’s not necessarily a proven health principle, but it is one I endorse. What if it is actually true that "An apple a day keeps the doctor away"!
If you are like most people, you will go through life in phases, where you follow a good, eat-healthy regiment but then fall out. The important thing is that you get back on track. Food goals will help you do just that.
Suggested Target Goal: Develop your food goals list of health principles to eat healthy and stick to it.
Outrageous Goal: Totally eliminate processed food from your diet.
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