I know it isn't always easy to eat healthy, especially when on the go (like many of us are), but my new found love for real foods has actually made me re-think my entire way of life.
For me, basically, it comes down to a few simple rules:
1. Eat 'whole' foods or 'real' foods.
2. Do NOT eat past 8pm (earlier if possible)
3. Drink a lot of water
4. Your body needs vitamins
5. Stock your fridge with healthy alternatives
I find that a lot of the foods I actually enjoy can actually be made at home by simply utilizing the foods we find in our garden or at a farm. Kale has recently been my 'go to' veggie of choice because I can place it in the oven, get it nice an crispy and enjoy just like a potato chip. As well as yogurt, fruit and veggie smoothies! Yum!
I have also found a whole bunch of yummy alternative recipes and keep them on hand whenever I feel inventive or have a craving! With this strategy at maintaining weight, health and overall balance I think a positive outlook on life becomes essential. Having the proper balanced diet, vitamin intake and workout routine for me, has been a real life changing experience! I am a lot more fit, less irritable, and overall balanced as a whole being.
Remember you too can achieve this balance--if you want it bad enough!