I have never eaten badly, per say. But I have also never paid a heck of a lot attention to my eating habits, and to what goes in my body. This year, that all changed. For a variety of health reasons, I began embarking on some pretty big dietary changes, and I’ve been seeing some of the results — both good and bad — in the past five months.
Here are five things I’ve learned about “healthy” eating from the journey. They may not be the same lessons you would learn had you taken the journey, but they are what I’ve seen.
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The Food Really is Different
It turns out, thinking you eat "healthy" and actually eating "healthy" are entirely different things. When you do eat healthily, you realize for the first time how many non-healthy things you really were putting in your body all those years. You also realize how important salads become as a base for what all things good. If they get boring, or seem boring at first (!), that's the perfect opportunity to mix them up a bit better and to try something entirely different. Think of a salad as not simply lettuce, but rather, a platform for any type of ethnic food or protein-based meal you'd like.