FUEL FACT: When people first start out eating healthy, it often begins well, but fades fast. They usually become overwhelmed by so much information and feeling deprived by changing their eating drastically.
The best way to make your healthy eating habits stick is to start out small and progress slowly, while learning what works for you.
FUEL FIX: So what do you do? Start with just adding at least ONE healthy food at one meal (each meal if possible). This will take a little bit of planning, but here are 3 easy steps:
1. Make a list of heathy foods that you like. Google if you have to and try new foods if necessary.
2. Buy those foods.
3. Assign each food to a certain meal that you could incorporate it into. (Spinach-breakfast, peppers--dinner, berries--snack/dessert, etc.) Then eat those healthy foods.
“Everything is permissible,” but not everything is helpful. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up. (1 Corinthians 10:23 HCSB)
Each time you choose a healthy food, remind yourself that you are EMPOWERING yourself to be better rather than depriving yourself. Not all foods are beneficial for your health, and not all foods will help your reach your goals. It's up to you to commit your food choices to God, and He will strengthen you to make the most beneficial choice.