Of all the questions I get from readers, the one I hear the most is:
How do I get started eating healthy?
It can be overwhelming! Conflicting information is everywhere! There are too many things to change at once! What does healthy even mean anyway? And on it goes.
I want to tell you this basic truth I’ve learned on our healthy eating journey:
There is no one-size-fits-all plan. There is no perfect formula. There is not one right way or wrong way to do this.
What if you just did healthy the way that makes sense for your family right now?
Even as I look back on our healthy eating journey of the past 10 years, I see changes and shifts and different focus points. What used to work doesn’t work now. Some of what I used to prioritize, I no longer do. What my family needs now that our boys are teens is different than what we needed when they were little.
We keep making changes. We keep making improvements. I relax more instead of feeling like we have to do it all perfectly. I now go by these basic principles:
- Food is nourishment. Let’s eat to nourish, not just to fill a hole.
- Real food is simple and uncomplicated. Let’s just keep it simple.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Go easy on the sugar.
- Stick with healthy, real fats (coconut oil, butter, olive oil, palm shortening)
- Let God be God. Trust Him in this.
To give you a visual on this, here are some pictures sharing sample meals my family eats.
What are some simple changes you’ve made through the years to make a healthy lifestyle easier?