Eating plans form an essential part of one’s weight loss goals – no surprises there! While some say that it forms up to 80% of determining success rates, I’m sceptical of it. Nevertheless I still think that the truth is not far off, which was why I wrote two books on this specific topic. Today we will only go through a few points.
It is possible for people to make healthy food choices even if they only have a short time to prepare their meals. The first thing to realise is that making healthy cooking and eating choices do not always necessitate a two-hour preparation time. A person can choose healthy foods that are quick and easy to prepare at home.
For the times you find yourself in a rush, there are also healthy options from take-out stores. Due to heavy demand, many of these food vendors now include healthy alternatives to their usual fast-food selection. At places like Macca’s, it is possible to find consumers who are concerned about their fat consumption – not common, but possible.
In some cities, the heavy demand for healthier alternatives has prompted the restaurants to provide other options in their burger choices. Burgers can be ordered without the bun, for example, and fruit and yogurt are included on the menu along with fresh salads. Many restaurants provide salad choices either as side orders or as complete meals. Often, a salad of fresh vegetables with chopped ham, roast beef or chicken is more attractive than regular menu items. Salads are especially appealing in the summer months because they are lighter on the digestive system.
Restaurants that feature foods that are in-season cultivated by local farmers can and do offer very healthy and affordable choices. Some of these restaurants will create their own recipes for healthy food options. This provides the consumer with a totally new choice and encourages them to visit the restaurant again. From my personal observation, people who prefer eating healthily to have some spending power.
What about people who prefer preparing food at home? Well, the good news is that the options for healthy choices increase. Visiting a local grocery store or supermarket emphasises the variety of healthy choices that are available. Fresh fruits and vegetables are more varied than ever before due to improvements in transportation and preservation methods.
Believe it or not, virtually all types of cuisine can be prepared quickly because of the choices of fresh goods rather than frozen foods. This is not to say that frozen foods are inherently bad. The demand for healthy frozen dinners and other meals has increased along with demands for more variety in frozen food offerings. Any frozen food aisle in any supermarket will show as many healthy food options and poor choices. The decision is up to the individual – you win!
In the interest of being honest, I did say that this was going to be a quick article. So of course it is a bit scarce on detail. The topic of healthy eating is so important that I’m going to take this chance to spruik the book I have written about it – the Strategic Nutrition Guide. In the interest of being complete, just grab it as part of the Granite Fitness Masterclass today!
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Mark is an all-rounded guy with dreams, aspirations, and a desire to be a better version of himself. Having conquered obesity, he set-up Granite Fitness to help regular people get in shape and stay healthy. Mark spends his days helping distressed Uni students through difficult situations. He holds three science degrees and a Diploma of Christian counselling. In his spare time, Mark does freelancing and runs a series of online operations with his business partner Atanas. Connect with Mark @ http://au.linkedin.com/in/marksptan