How to start eating healthier?

March 2nd 2019

Summer is coming, which means more and more people are looking for the perfect way to get fit in a short amount of time.

Although getting healthier - and eventually starting to see results - is more like a process and lifestyle change than something to aim for in just a couple of weeks/months, there are definitely a few simple basic steps that could help you to make a start.

Knowing what makes a balanced diet.

A healthy relationship with food does not mean you have to eat healthy all day, every day. It is more like knowing what is in food, what your body needs and finding a balance. It's about creating a new lifestyle. In very short, what your body needs is your BMR (basic metabolic rate, the calories needed to support physical functions like the beating of your heart and breathing) + the amount of energy needed for your daily activity levels.

Energy when it comes to food is often referred to as calories, kilocalories or kcal, the number used to determine the amount “fuel”. But this fuel comes from different sources, namely: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. These macronutrients have different functions - from protecting your organs to building muscle and tissues - but are all important. Although the exact distribution needed can differ from person per person, you can easily find rough guidelines on the internet.

Then there are micronutrients your body needs to properly function: vitamins and minerals. These really small but highly important components of food are needed to support all different kind of processes, such as your metabolism or healing wounds. 27 vitamins and minerals are considered to be essential for human health.

If you want to be sure of getting in a balanced amount of macronutrients and all essential vitamins and minerals: Complete Foods are here to help you out!

Pantry essentials.

This step is all about knowing which food is helpful to stock up on so that you will always have the option of a proper and healthy meal of something nutritional so snack on. Good food planning will help you to suppress the urge for unhealthy, sugary, and or fatty fast foods. Composing a certain list, kind of like a grocery list for healthy eating, can be difficult. Some people ask a dietitian for help or search the internet for hours, but a way more easy and cost-effective option could be to read up on/try Complete Foods.

One bag of our Steady shakes, for example, holds three nutritionally complete meals, the powders have a long shelf life and the shakes can be prepared in less than 30 seconds. If you have these in your pantry, there’s always a healthy meal waiting for you.

Start and execute on your plan.

Well, this is the hardest step for sure. After setting up your plan and make sure you know what your body -roughly - needs to achieve your goals in a healthy way, it’s now time to start.

Our Try-out Deal or Taste Tester could be a perfect way. These discounted packages will serve you with a variety of different meals and flavours so that you will be able to find your perfect go-to option. After you test-period, you will know exactly which new products to order, so that you can go on with becoming a healthier you.

Oh, and for some emotion support, we and your fellow Quealers are always here on the forum.

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