It’s Mike here from the B Method. I hope your year is off to a great start.
Perhaps your goals this year are to eat healthier, lose weight, and feel better on your way to being fit and fertile.
All great goals of course and they all start with how and what you’re eating throughout the day.
With so many “healthy” food options available, it can be tough to distinguish between what really is healthy and what is advertised as being healthy but really isn’t.
There’s a big difference between the two that can mean the difference between being fit, fertile or not.
When it comes to food, what you don’t know can hurt you and your chances of conceiving.
So where do we start?
How do we distinguish between foods that really are healthy and will help support you and your fertility efforts and those that are not but claim to be and are advertised as such?
Let’s go ahead and make that distinction right now.
Low calories, low sodium, fat free – none of these necessarily mean healthy or healthier.
In fact, more often than not, these supposedly “healthier” foods are less healthy than their original versions.
How can that be?
Foods that are modified from their original state that are labeled “healthy” are not healthy.
You’re probably wondering, “How do I determine what foods are modified and those that are not?”
I have great news for you… the answer is quite simple.
The closer you stay to natural foods, foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, lean meats, nuts, seeds, etc., the higher the probability that the foods you’re eating have not been modified, are healthy, and will support your goal of being fit and fertile.
The more you move away from foods that are in their natural state, for example, foods that are natural but frozen or foods that are packaged such as in cans where preservatives are added, the higher the risk that the food you’re eating in not healthy and not supporting your goal of being fit and fertile.
Let’s look at some examples below using this quick and fun exercise.
EAT THIS, NOT THIS
Eat This = Natural steel cut oatmeal
Not This = Packaged instant oatmeal
Eat This = Egg white scrambled with fresh spinach
Not This = Frozen breakfast egg burrito
Eat This = Fresh salad with grilled fish or chicken (oil & vinegar dressing)
Not This = Weight Watchers or Lean Cuisine Frozen meals
Eat This = Turkey sandwich on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomato
Not This = Can of soup with a bag of baked chips
Eat This = Fresh fish or chicken that’s grilled or baked over brown rice
Not This = Pre-cooked chicken or fish dinner that’s packaged and frozen
Eat This = Grilled piece of lean meat with 1/2 a sweet potato baked
Not This = Frozen chicken or fish filets with canned veggies
Eat This = An apple, fresh grapes or blueberries
Not This = Packaged or canned fruit
Eat This = 2 hard-boiled eggs
Not This = Nutrition bar
Eat This = A cup of freshly cut strawberries
Not This = Low fat ice cream bar
Eat This = Cocoa and peanut butter oat balls
Not This = Fat free dessert or Vegan cookies
The fastest way to be healthy, be fit, and fertile, is to pay close attention to what you’re eating and make the commitment to start eating foods that are as close to their natural form as possible.
Just because something is labeled as “healthy“, “fat-free“, “low-fat“, “low-sodium“, or “less calories” does not mean it is healthy and good for you.
Commit to making these nutritional changes today and I guarantee you will immediately begin to see and feel the difference it makes.
You’re awesome and I know you can do this.
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