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I don’t want to be a health food nut!

Sometimes when you talk about health food, people get all crazy, and tell you in no uncertain terms, “I don’t want to be a health food nut!”  It usually goes along with, “I want to enjoy my food!”

Well, you don’t have to be a health food nut to eat healthy, or at least healthier.  And there’s no reason you can’t enjoy your food.  Eating sticks and twigs isn’t necessary.  If you enjoy stuff like Grape Nuts, more power to you.  If you don’t, well, there’s other healthy stuff to eat that WILL taste good to you.

Change A Little or Change A Lot – Your Call!

When it comes to what you eat, every time you make a healthy food choice, that’s a plus.  While some people have what I call a ‘conversion experience’ with health food and instantly clean out every offending food from their pantries and their diet, other people just aren’t comfortable with that.  They need to make it a more gradual process, changing their diet a bite at a time.

That’s okay.  You really don’t have to be a health food nut.

Now that being said, the healthier your diet is, the better off you’ll be.  Don’t fool yourself into thinking you can eat one healthy meal, or make two or three good food choices a day, and then eat junk food the rest of the day and that’s healthy.  Be realistic.

But if you can’t live without a Twinkie now and then, fine.  Just be aware of what you’re eating.  You know it’s not a healthy food choice.   Try to make a lot more food choices that ARE healthy than those that aren’t.

Health Food or Not Health Food? That’s Not The Question!

It’s doesn’t have to be a case of all or nothing.  Sure if you can make an immediate change to eating nothing but healthy foods, that’s super.  But sometimes there’s a learning curve to know what foods to eat.  And it can be very difficult sometimes to find the right food choices, especially when eating out somewhere. 

Just start thinking more about what you’re eating, and try to make healthier choices.  By just being aware of what you’re putting in your mouth, you’re making a step in the right direction.  Be open to trying different foods.  You may discover some of the so-called “health foods” actually taste pretty good.

So if the idea of being a health food nut makes you shudder, don’t give up on a healthy diet altogether, just make smaller changes.  It’s better to make gradual improvements in your diet than to make NO changes. 

Eat a better diet.  It’s good for your health. 
But you don’t have to be a health food nut.

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