Achieving Optimal Health: 12 Tips
Sick of not feeling your best? Having issues with digestion? Can’t lose weight? Can’t focus? Keep catching a cold?
Whatever is currently stopping you from feeling like your best self can most likely be fixed with these 12 health tips I am about to share with you.
I’m going to give you 12 easy tips to get you on the right track to improving your diet and optimizing your overall health and well-being. What I am about to share should be considered basic dietary guidelines that everyone can benefit from so please pass them along. Even if you feel great (good for you!) and just want to live a bit healthier I’m sure you will find these tips useful. Some might seem simple, but that’s because they are. Sometimes you just need to be reminded.
Do it long enough to feel the improvements. Knowing what your best feels like and how to get there will forever keep you coming back to this state.
Start feeling your best today.
Achieve optimal health with these 12 easy tips that focus on the importance of food quality over food quantity:
Cut out all toxic vegetable oils (canola oil, soybean oil, peanut, grapeseed, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed)- All restaurants cook with these FYI, so you want to limit how often you eat out. This also requires you to check labels on everything. Make your own salad dressings and sauces from scratch whenever possible to limit your intake of these oils.
Cut out any added sugars- this means real sugar, artificial sugar, organic sugar, liquids/syrups… all of it! P.S. This includes adding milk and sugar to your daily coffee.
Greatly reduce your overall daily sugar intake (aim to keep it under 20g)
Greatly reduce your consumption of packaged foods and drinks (even “healthy” ones) EAT WHOLE FOODS. Cooked from scratch.
Greatly reduce or rid of all dairy. At least cut out cow’s milk completely. You can swap to a dairy free alternative (almond or coconut milk) if necessary.
Switch to properly raised animal products. Opt for grass fed beef, organic pastured chicken, wild caught fish, and local pastured raised eggs.
Structure your diet. However you’d like, just add some structure and routine to it so you’re not snacking all day long. Eat with a damn purpose.
Eat local and seasonal fruits and vegetables as often as possible.
Eat more, or maybe less, vegetables: Eat more vegetables and fermented foods if your diet sucks. 1 cup with every meal. Eat less vegetables if your diet is already super healthy (3+ servings of vegetables a day) yet you still have digestion/constipation issues.
Eat simple meals. Variety is great in your overall diet but not in one sitting, especially if you have poor digestion.
Eat slower. Be more mindful. Pay attention to your food. Chew more. Taste more.
Eat less. Experiment with skipping meals/fasting. (yes, I really am suggesting that you eat less) UNLESS of course, you already under eating and/or are battling an eating disorder please do not take this advice seriously.
Don’t do any of this if you don’t feel good about doing it. This will only work if you believe in what you are doing.
Bonus: Practice gratitude daily. Be more present with everything from the food you chew, the people in your life, their feelings, and your own feelings.
Bonus: Quiet the mind. Meditate. Even 5 minutes. They even have an app for that. Headspace
The first 5 are the most important. So if this seems like a lot just start with those.
Comment and share this post if any of these tips helped you improve your diet and lifestyle.