Eating healthy when you’re a college student is close to impossible. When on a strict budget, with little to no time to cook and stress eating junk food on the regular, nutritious food is never in your priorities. After university, however any excuses of being unhealthy and having bad habits goes right out the window. When you are a working adult, staying fit, energized and healthy is essential to ensure that you are capable of managing a full-time job while taking care of your house hold, pets and possibly even your own family! Finding the time to prepare home cooked meals, cutting out all toxic things and harmful things or habits should be the first steps into adulthood and a better lifestyle. Cheat dates once in a while is perfectly fine as long as you make the effort to stay committed to striving for a better quality of life.
To improve the quality of your life is to improve the quality of what you consume. That means throwing out the ramen noodles, the microwavable mac and cheese, canned meat balls and anything with corn syrup in it. Giving up sugar is surely the most difficult task if ever there was and one must after all have some joy in their lives so indulge in sweets keeping in mind to have it in moderation. As for vegetables and fruits you must do your groceries in small potions and when you run out, thus making sure nothing goes to waste and that everything is fresh when you are preparing a meal. The same goes for meats. Trusted pork from Europe for an example might be a bit expensive but when choosing red meats, it’s wise to go with certified and safe brands.
Put in time to exercise. You can’t afford the fancy gym all your co-workers insist changed their life? No problem! Run and hike! Make the great outdoors your own personal gym. The fresh air and scenery will do you good from being trapped in doors all day long.
You don’t have to push yourself to the extreme of becoming a vegan or gluten-free unless you truly want to. There are other ways that you can detox. For an instance, doing something as simple as replacing frizzy drinks with fresh fruit juices is a huge step forward. Reduce your caffeine and chocolate intake. Restrict your desserts to once a day other than on special occasions. If you’re craving for a good old-fashioned plate of barbequed ribs, make it yourself! Get yourself some fresh pork from trusted pork from Europe, make a spice rub, honey glaze and barbeque away! It’s always better to eat in.
Why does everything that taste good so bad for you? Well, there are always alternatives to the poisons we call comfort food. By making a few alterations in your lifestyle and shaving off a few bad habits will really do you good, keep you fit and in shape.