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How To Start Eating Healthy (Even If You Don’t Like Healthy Food)
Written by PM Admin - August 17, 2020

Have you ever said, I want to start eating healthier but I don’t like healthy food?  Below are five tips to help you learn how to start eating healthy and change the way you eat.

If you want to transform your body eating healthy is a crucial aspect.  Sometimes, choosing the right foods can be difficult, especially in our fast-paced culture.

Although we have the most abundant food supply in history, the increased consumption of fast foods and processed foods, along with our busy lifestyles, make choosing healthy foods more of a challenge. The problem in developed countries is not that we don’t have enough food, but that we too often make the wrong food choices. – Healthy Eating Support 

Selecting the right foods is necessary and believe it or not, enjoying them is possible!  Maybe all of the suggestions below aren’t for you, that’s ok.  Start applying the ones that make the most sense to you.

5 Tips For Helping You Learn How To Start Eating Healthy

1. Commit To Trying Healthy Food Options

Sometimes we say things about foods without really giving healthier options a fair shake.

…healthy food doesn’t taste as good.

I’ve never liked those…

These types of food never fill me up…

One of the keys to changing the way you eat is time.  Have you allowed enough time for your taste buds to adapt by consistently eating healthy for a few weeks? Over time, adjusting your eating habits will allow for healthier foods to become more appealing.

…if your taste buds have acclimated to high levels of both (sugar and salt), you will simply prefer more highly processed foods, and reject the simple, unadulterated flavors of simple foods close to nature. – Dr. David L. Katz

Just because you may not like healthy food options now doesn’t mean that can’t change.

For instance, my wife and I used to prefer “regular” peanut butter that contained added unhealthy ingredients. We decided to try natural peanut butter and now do not like the taste of “regular” peanut butter. This is a small example, however, this change took place because we were willing to try a healthier food option.

2. “Hide” Healthy Foods In What You Do Like

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I don’t like bananas, at all! I don’t like the texture, the taste, or even the smell. But I know they are good for me. I want the benefits of a banana so I will blend them up with my protein shake in the morning before or after my workouts.

A friend of mine makes mashed cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes, and they’re good!

If you’re grilling burgers blend up some zucchini or spinach and mix it in with the meat.

Use whole grains (brown rice, oatmeal, quinoa, flours) instead of refined “white” (white rice, white bread, white flour).

The options are limitless for combining or re-inventing healthy food choices.

3. Supplement With Healthy Products

Supplements are just that, products meant to enhance or complete your overall dietary needs.  There are no magic pills or powders.  

Adding a healthy supplement like protein powder is a great way to provide your body with important nutrients in an efficient and tasty way.

Each scoop of Portions Master CFM Whey Isolate Protein Each provides 24 grams of protein. There is zero fat, only one carbohydrate, and 100 calories per scoop. Additionally, the ingredient list is so clean: no added sugar, no additives or fillers, no preservatives.

This CFM whey is also hormone-free, gluten-free, soy-free, GMO-free, and of course, lactose-free.

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Supplementing your diet or workout regime with protein powder is an effective and convenient way to ensure that you’re meeting your nutritional goals.  Below are a few suggestions for when to use:

Post-Workout: Replenish your body with the protein it needs to recover after training.

Before Sleep: Rebuild while you sleep. Help prevent protein breakdown that naturally occurs when you sleep.

In-between Meals: Portions Master Whey Isolate stabilizes blood sugar levels, reduces cravings, boosts metabolism, and helps maintain high energy levels making it an optimal choice any time, day, or night.

Mealtime: Balance any high -carb or a high-fat meal with protein.

Your health goals, nutritional needs, or workout routine are all factors when considering adding a protein supplement to your diet.  The type of protein you choose should also benefit you by providing you with quality ingredients.  CFM Whey Protein Isolate is a clean and effective protein supplement that anyone could benefit from.

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4. Practice Portion Control

The concept of weight loss or weight gain nutrition is quite simple, however, it’s not always easy. Consume fewer calories than you expend and you will eventually lose weight. Consume more calories than you expend and, like it or not, you will gain weight.

Without a practical plan and tools to help, you will inevitably struggle with staying motivated to eat healthily.

Portions Master uses preset portion sizes for protein, carbohydrates, and greens formulated to specific weight increments.  Simply adjust the plate to your desired weight goal, fill in the portions with your favorite foods, and use the plate for 3 meals per day.

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The Adjustable Portions Master Plate can also help you learn and practice healthy eating habits and portion control by providing the proper portion sizes for protein, greens, and carbohydrates.  A balanced diet helps ensure you are consuming the right amount of nutrients needed to maintain your overall health.

Long-lasting results are achieved by eating the correct amount of food and reconditioning your habits by using portion control.

Instead of calculating the amount of calorie intake per food item, the Portions Master plate is designed to provide the correct volume of food for each food category. This system was developed in collaboration with nutritionists, dietitians, and health care professionals.

5. Keep Your Meal Plan Simple

Over time you will find the staple foods that you enjoy and don’t mind eating somewhat frequently.  There’s no need to complicate things with fancy recipes that have tons of ingredients unless you enjoy cooking and prep work.  If so, that’s ok, but sometimes a simple approach will help get the ball rolling.

Also, removing junk food from your house will help you make better food choices when you’re hungry.  If you only have the right options available, it will be a little easier to start eating healthier. 

When you’re hungry, you’re going to eat… it’s much easier to eat healthier when you only have healthy food choices.

If you do want an unhealthy snack now and then as an example, instead of buying a gallon of ice cream buy one smaller single-serving size portion.

Learning how to start eating healthy takes time and can be challenging. That’s why we want to make it as easy as possible for you to get healthy and stay fit.

Portions Master specializes in unique, scientifically validated products and supplements that help achieve and maintain a lean lifestyle.

Our focus is to offer quality products and supplements to make it as easy as possible for our customers to improve their health.