Eating healthier can be much easier than we often make it out to be. Take a moment and remember back to your childhood days or even those of your grandparents which should be about a hundred years ago. The general rule of thumb during those days would be that if they did not recognize the food that they were eating they just did not eat it!
The Baby Boomer of today has gone through many radical changes during their life and food selection is one of the most pronounced. Food preparation has morphed into pre-packaged, pre-processed and a ton of unhealthy food choices.
Currently you will find that there are 3 main disruptive forces which will try very hard to hijack your resolve to begin eating healthier. Becoming aware of the top 3 will ensure that you are prepared for the challenge and in turn allow you to succeed against them.
What are the 3 challenges to eating healthier?
#1 Challenge that disrupts your healthier eating
The worst one and our first challenge is also known as highly processed, packaged foods. An awful lot of baby boomers do not even realize that they are actively eating bad because they assume the foods prepared in boxes and cans must be okay or the company would not be in business.
These same companies have a tendency to sneakily market healthy labels so they can fool you into putting the food into your grocery cart before you think about what they are actually marketing and this will sabotage your healthy eating menu plan before you even get out of the grocery store.
A majority of these types of food choices are stuffed with artificial ingredients, chemical preservatives and had multiple processing steps to eliminate any bacteria to ensure they will stay a long time on your grocery stores shelves. The biggest issue with this whole process on your food menu is that those same manufacturing procedures are known to also affect the nutrients and vitamins inside the food which makes that item lack them.
#2 Challenge disrupting your better eating habits
The second most disruptive force centers on GMO’s. GMO has become the latest negative feature inside the grocery store that the unsuspecting shopper never sees or knows even exists. GMO is defined as “genetically modified organisms”, and has been developed by scientists to help increase the production of larger produce which is also much faster growing at the same time.
Today we are experiencing a very high level of controversy around these selections of foods. Many feel that they should not be added to your healthy eating menu until the research proves they are safe for consumption.
#3 Challenge of finding anything healthy when you are on the go
The prize winner for sabotaging your healthy eating comes from the hardest area to deal with for most baby boomers. That winner is known to us as fast food which also includes the meals prepared by most restaurants. Generally these types of restaurants prepare large quantities of food, they are often way overcooked and many use large amounts of excess oils with tons of unneeded salts along with other types of seasonings.
Unfortunately unless you are able to oversee the entire preparation of the food you can be certain that result may taste good but is anything except a healthy choice.
You eating healthy meal should only contain food items which are prepared with keeping the nutrient quality preserved throughout the entire food preparation and sadly today not one single fast food restaurant will guarantee to do this.
The Challenge Is For You To Change And Begin Eating Healthier
Following healthy eating practices does not need to remove flavors from your prized recipes it needs to remove the bad 3 or at least limit them. You have tons of different selections when it comes to cooking and then eating meals. Just because the fat content is lower, you use fresh produce instead of frozen or canned, plus less salt and pepper doesn’t mean you cannot substitute other spices and flavorings to make your meals incredible.
Healthy eating choices can make a huge change in our health and that of our family. It adds years to our lives, is shown to reduce or eliminate disease and all that time make you look better and feel terrific.
Being sick today is extremely costly. Anyone who takes medicine on a regular basis can tell you that their medication prices are going up and they are forced to dig deeper into their wallet. To avoid this, we just have to see to it that we eat more healthy foods.
Food preparation at home can be easily adjusted to fit your healthier lifestyle. Snack items such as potato chips and flavored crackers are loaded with extra salts and preservatives, so we need to choose more fruits instead. Giving your body nutritious food selections will guarantee your good health and the benefits of eating healthier will become a no brainer for anyone in Baby Boomer generation.
Forgot to take your “Boomers Magic” today, did you?