I love food. I love anything that has anything to do with food. Whenever I’m feeling down, I make myself a sandwich and automatically feel better. The only problem with food is that I sometimes eat too much and I feel awful. Lately I’ve been watching what I eat to get in shape because I have a dance performance coming up. A lot of people think that eating healthy can be hard which is true but there are a lot of healthy yet delicious foods out there.
The first food that comes to mind are vegetables. Some of you may be thinking “ew vegetables are gross” but that’s only because you don’t eat the good ones. I love carrots personally, but not the small baby carrots. My mom buys the big non-peeled carrots that you have to peel yourself but they taste so much sweeter. My mom also will roast different kinds of veggies such as carrots, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, and potatoes (those aren’t really veggies but you get what I mean).
Another kind of healthy food is fruits. I could eat fruits all day honestly. I love to go to Jamba Juice and get a smoothie on a hot day. It’s also fun to make your own smoothie. I’ll put a bunch of random fruit like mangoes, bananas, pineapple, strawberries, or any other berry, then add some plain yogurt, sometimes milk and ice, then blend it all together. You can also add some veggies like kale (I’m not a huge fan but I’m trying to enjoy it), cucumbers, or carrots.
When you’re trying to lose weight or just get back in shape, you have to eat less carbs. You shouldn’t completely cut them out because you need carbs for energy but not too much. Instead of having white bread when making a sandwich, choose a better kind like wheat or ezekiel bread which is a bread made with whole grains and no sugar. Another good carb is oats or oatmeal because they are high in fiber.
The most important thing to avoid is sugar. I know it hurts to say it because sugar is the best thing ever but it is so bad. According to healthplus50.com, oreos are so addicting even more so than cocaine. The reason sugar is so bad for you is because it causes your body to store fat. So pretty much if you eat less sugar, you lose more weight.
Through experience, I have found it very hard to get motivated to go on a diet and lose weight. Currently, my friends and are competing against each other to see who can lose the most weight by the end of the month. So far it’s been helping me make better choices. Another way I get motivated is I look at pictures of fit people. I know that sounds really weird and creepy but it does help. If I see a cookie that I really want I can tell myself “no you’re not gonna eat that so you can look like that one fit girl you saw on Instagram.”
I hoped this helped any of you who want to get into shape and if you are, I wish you the best of luck!