What is healthy eating?
What is clean eating?
Where do calories come from?
What the heck is a calorie?
Here's a simple, easy to understand definition of eating healthy...
Our body needs fuel and it needs nutrients.
Fuel = Calorie
Calories come from Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat. No where else!!! Only those three macro nutrients!
Nutrient = Macro/Micro
Micro nutrients are vitamins and minerals. They don't provide energy but they do provide the necessary items that make our body work and grow well.
Your body needs ALL three macro nutrients (carbohydrate, protein, fat) in order to function the way it was meant to.
Have some of all three at each meal.
Look at your labels and notice how much of each macro is there. Make this your first step. Work to have a portion of each macro with each meal/snack.
We need vitamins and minerals to keep our body's cells functioning properly so choose macro nutrients that contain a lot of micro nutrients. In other words....
Choose carbs, protein and fat that have a lot of vitamins and minerals.
I think we all know by now, today's foods do not contain as much nutrients as they did many years ago so find a high quality vitamin/mineral supplement that you can trust and add it to your diet. (Ask me if you want to know the best!)
You will be amazed at how good you can feel just doing these two things...
Eat all three macros at a meal and take a high quality vitamin/mineral supplement.
Currently, the USDA recommends somewhere in the vicinity of
I personally like to follow...
I change my macros depending on how active I plan to be. Remember, carbohydrates are meant to be energy and the typical human body uses over 1000 calories a day with just basic functions like breathing and digesting.
One step at a time...you can make changes that last a lifetime!