The easiest easy healthy habit, ever.
May 31, 2011 § 5 Comments
Hi, my name is Jacqueline,
and I am a nutrition-vegetariafreak. THERE I SAID IT.
But I haven’t always been this way. In high school I ate Texas bread pizza and a Twix bar, washed down with a diet Pepsi almost every day. Whenever I felt as though I needed to make more of an effort, I would pack myself a Lean Cuisine and call that healthy. Ten years later and those sorts of lunches repulse me, for a lot of reasons. Mostly because the changes I’ve felt and seen in my body have been readily and increasingly apparent. I now understand food in relation to the environment, community, values, ethics, and health. But, breaking old eating/cooking habits is really difficult, and strategies help. So! Here, I offer the easiest easy healthy habit trick ever to help eat more fresh foods.
Wash fruits & vegetables as soon as you bring them home, and then store them.
If you have the time, dry greens before refrigerating to cut back on moisture.
I am capable of morphing into the laziest eater you’ve met since ham-on-the-floor-from-two-weeks-ago, and this habit helps me tremendously. Honest. Knowing that I can open my fridge and eat anything inside of it (that’s fresh) immediately, well, that makes the choice between a bag of chips and a bowl of grapes a lot simpler. Oh, but I don’t buy chips…because I’d eat them. That’s the other easiest thing ever: don’t buy things that aren’t good for you, especially if you battle self-control.
I also move grapes, tomatoes, sometimes berries, whatever, into bowls so that they’re 100% nom-ready. Jussayin.