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Tips and Shortcuts for Eating Healthy

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One of the most common concerns I hear when talking about eating healthy is the time and planning involved in the process. In an increasingly over-scheduled world full of deadlines, leaving for work before the sun rises, and getting home after the sun sets, it’s no wonder most of us feel inclined to throw a Pop-Tart in the toaster for breakfast and order a pizza every night for dinner.

The reality of constantly choosing convenience over health, though, is that our food choices inevitably determine what kind of life we’re going to live. This may sound like an overstatement, but, the truth is, our food determines our health, and our health determines our quality of life. How often has feeling sick and tired gotten in the way of doing something fun, taking initiative at work, getting in the best shape of our life, ensuring we have clean underwear for the week, whatever? We’ve all been there! More importantly, how often have you told yourself that you want to be healthy, you just don’t have the time?

When I first started changing my diet and lifestyle, I quickly realized how much time it consumed if I didn’t plan and organize accordingly. It really wasn’t until I was working full-time, going to graduate school, and completing an internship that I truly learned some tips and shortcuts to simplify the process, giving me no excuse to stray from my path. Because I so passionately believe that your life can change once you start making better food choices, I am here to share what I’ve learned with you.

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If it weren’t for learning these tips and shortcuts over the years, I likely would have thrown in the towel when it comes to eating a plant-based diet. I’m sure glad I didn’t, because my life has completely changed. Just like any other self-improvement plan, a healthy diet takes planning, organization, and, most importantly, commitment. Once you get into some of these habits, you’ll feel less overwhelmed about eating this way. Not only that, you will begin to see improvements to your health, and ultimately, your life.

Haas, E.M. (2006). Staying healthy with nutrition: The complete guide to diet and nutritional medicine. New York: Random House, Inc.


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