How to GET STARTED on a HEALTHY DIET (Top 8 Tips)

How to GET STARTED on a HEALTHY DIET (Top 8 Tips)


Three years ago I was feeling pretty damn
depressed and struggling, until we found that food could be a massive healer for
me. And it has revolutionized my life so I’m going to share with you the eight
things we did to get started on this diet, that we’ve been doing for the last
three years. So the first thing was we made a plan. We planned out what we were
going to be eating and how we were going to do that. We’ve read some books on it
and that way we were prepared so that we could stick it out for the long run. The second thing that I have done is shopped around. The food that we started
eating wasn’t necessarily stocked in the stores we had previously been shopping
in. So it was good to check out whole food shops, organic shops, even did some
shopping online. We found iHerb to be really good for organic food and often
it was a bit cheaper as well. When you go into shops ask them if they have
those products because if they hear people asking for it they might start stocking
them too. It’s been amazing how many times I’ve asked about something they
haven’t had and then a few weeks later I’ve gone in and seen that they’ve
started to bring them in. So it’s worth putting it out there into the universe.
The third thing is I decided that it was okay that my food was going to cost more.
I was gonna be eating high nutrient-dense quality food, and that was
gonna come with a higher price tag. But I didn’t want to be spending less money on
rubbish garbage food that didn’t have nutritional value. That “food” isn’t really
real food! I realized that even though I’d be putting more money into food
now, I’d be making huge savings in terms of health and well-being in the
future. From doctor’s visits to not missing as much work. Also I’m worth
spending that money on to have good health. I’m worth it and you’re worth it
as well! Fourth thing was really deciding to do
the diet, not just try it, but really do it and make a huge life change. Now it’s
easy to go, “okay I’m just gonna eat the unhealthy stuff in moderation and I’m
gonna eat more healthy food,” but for me I was an
addict to things like sugar and all that other unhealthy stuff. And I needed
sobriety! I needed to cut it out of my life so that I could really focus on what was
good for me and healthy. And start craving and wanting that. Number five is
be strong and ask for help! Real strength is in numbers. The best way to get started
is to surround yourself with supportive people. People who will help you with
making that food, shopping for it, or maybe even help financially to make the
diet possible for you. You might be surprised how much those around you want
to help, and just need to be asked. Asking for help is such an important
topic that I will be doing a separate video on it. So subscribe to the channel,
push that little bell icon, so you get notified as soon as it comes out. The
number six is chuck the junk. So I went through my cupboard and I got rid of
everything that we weren’t going to be eating anymore. It made such a difference
to have that out of the house. Now it’s a bit harder to throw it in the rubbish. I can
understand it and I actually gave it to somebody who I knew would be eating that
way anyway and it would save them a bit of money. But I gave them a rubbish
bag and said, “if any of us isn’t what you want to be eating, chuck it.” However
you choose to do it, I’d recommend checking the junk! Number 7 is recipes.
It’s good to have some simple basic stuff that you can do and especially
things you can do in a crunch, because there will be time pressures at times
and putting some stuff in the fridge freezer is always a good idea. And good
to have some exciting recipes you want. Some food that is going to make you
excited that you’re on this diet, rather than feeling like you’re missing out on
everything in the world. The eighth thing is that sugar is out. For us it was that sugar is
out and fat is in. And by switching those two it actually lead to us snacking less. Cuz
this was one of the funny things. It was like, “Oh no, with this new diet, all my
snacks are gone what am I going to snack on!” But by adding in all those healthy
fats it actually filled us right up and we
don’t actually snack that much anymore. So sugar’s out, fat’s in. So the last
one, I’ve got a bonus for you, is you’re gonna want to come up with a very strong
reason about why you’re going to do this. There’s gonna be hard times. There’s gonna be
times when you’re gonna miss and crave things that you used to eat before. And
having a big reason for doing it makes a huge difference in sticking with it. For
me it was getting over the depression. When I started to see results,
I started to see my mood lifting, and also notice when I did eat things
that weren’t healthy – how much it affected my mood. It was a huge motivator
to stick with the diet. So find what motivates you. I’d really recommend that
it’s something health-related and believe me, appearance will just come
along with it – when you get healthy you look healthy too! Thank you so much for
watching this. I hope those have been really helpful for you. Those are what
got me started on this diet, and it has made such a difference in my life. If you
want to hear more about this, we’re going to be doing a whole lot more on food, as
well as on other things to do with anxiety, then please like, subscribe,
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See ya!