Jim Brewster, a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Sports Nutritionist with 40 years’ experience in bodybuilding and fitness has been writing articles for numerous bodybuilding sites since 2004, winning “Bodybuilding Article Of The Year” in 2009 on Bodybuilding.com. Jimeshared with Healthy Lombard that when he chose to eat better, he had been overweight for years. He wasn’t clinically obese or anything, but as a natural bodybuilder, he convinced himself that he needed to “eat big to get big”.
But, eating big doesn’t mean you can eat anything you want. Jin learned that you have to eat smart and eat healthily. So he cleaned things up and started making healthy changes in my diet. Now, he feels better and looks better. The good news is, you can too.
Let’s find out how!
What Is Healthy Eating?
Healthy eating can be defined as an eating plan that consists of foods that promote good health, give you energy, and help you function at your best.
Eating healthy should include whole grains, fresh vegetables, fresh fruits, lean meats, nuts, seeds, and low-fat dairy products.
You should avoid highly processed foods, high sugar, high sodium foods, and high-fat foods.
You should also avoid sugary drinks. Stick with water, tea, or coffee, no sugar added. You can also drink low-fat milk or milk alternatives, such as almond milk, coconut milk, or oat milk. (1)
Why Should You Eat Healthily?
Eating healthy is a smart step towards a higher quality lifestyle.
The hazards of eating a poor diet should not be ignored. An unhealthy diet is a major contributing factor to heart disease, stroke, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. That’s just the beginning.
Typically, unhealthy eating leads to obesity and reduced quality of life. Eating healthy, on the other hand, promotes overall good health.
A healthy diet promotes heart health, low cholesterol, low blood pressure, reduced chance of a stroke as well as other serious diseases. Your body weight is in a normal, healthy range. You not only look healthy, you feel healthy. (2)