5 Steps to Healthier Eating in the New Year

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5 Steps to Healthier Eating in the New Year | The Organic Beauty Blog

We all seem to start every new year with the best of intentions for eating healthier, losing weight, or getting more energy.  But so often that goal can feel so huge and nebulous.. where do I start? What is healthy eating? Should I start a cleanse or a new diet?  Oftentimes, our overcomplicating or overthinking of this relatively simple concept can suck the resolve right out of us.  And after a few well-intentioned weeks, we’re right back where we started… Tired, bloated, and squeezed into jeans that feel too tight.

What I always tell my nutrition clients is this: healthy eating is SO much easier than the media and diet industry make it out to be.  You don’t need a diet, or a detox, or a book to tell you the common sense food rules that govern great health.

Michael Pollan put it best:

Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

There.  That’s IT.  Seriously.

But I know we need a little more guidance than that, so here are my 5 simple steps that you can start doing right now, that will make eating healthier and feeling better an immediate reality.

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The magic formula for a slimmer waist and healthy heart

In the world of health, we’re always looking for a quick fix.  One magical pill, food, or tincture that will make it all better — help you lose weight, live longer, look better.  There are thousands of products out there that claim just that. “Take two pills a day and you’ll [insert egregious health claim here]!”  Though we may still be subconsciously looking for that one magic cure-all, our more rational minds tell us that it’s just not that easy. One supplement or food or herb is just not going to solve everything, but the good news is, there is a scientifically proven combination of factors that WILL promote a slimmer waist and healthy heart.  And guess what? If you think about it, I’m sure you already know what it is.

The magic formula:

Healthy diet + targeted supplementation + regular movement = a healthier, happier, prettier you.

Of course, the debate about what qualifies as a healthy diet, what supplements actually work, and what amount of what type of movement to do still rages on.

To answer this age-old debate, I turn to a couple of sources. Science, anecdotal evidence, and common sense.  Allow me to break it all up:

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