When it comes to eating healthy, people are, generally, faced with two primary problems; the reluctance to eat healthy and the expense of eating healthy. Though expense is an obstacle and also a very discouraging factor for many, it still does not create a barrier that entirely hinders us from improving our health.
It is always better to at least do a little than to not do anything at all. Instead of thinking about how can you be perfect, think about how you can do better, given the options you have at your disposal.
IMPROVEMENT is the keyword we should all place at the forefront of our endeavor. We improve by always choosing the better of whatever is available to us; even if better means to choose the lesser of two demons.
Very briefly, here are few basic and inexpensive (or less expensive) ways you can improve your diet, and ultimately your health:
- Practice to not eat before noon, but if you are going to eat, limit your food to fruits and vegetables. This one gesture does two fundamental things. It allows the body time to clean itself and it also allows sufficient resting time for the stomach and other internal organs. Learn more here
- Refrain from staying up late if you don’t have to, it is extremely burdensome to the body. If you have work to do… don’t stay up late to do it, it is better to go to bed early and then wake up early to do it.
- Do not practice to eat late (learn more here), especially if your food is unhealthy. The body is very vulnerable during the night hours.
- Start reducing the amounts of flesh you consume; marginalize the amounts with servings of legumes and cooked up greens. If you have not yet found the will to remove all meat from your diet, at least get rid of the worst ones, including: swine, lamb, white chicken (hybrid) and beef. Fish is not acceptable but is better option when compared to the others listed.
- Doing a body cleansing every few months is also very helpful. Learn more here
- Refrain from eating fruits without seeds.
- Completely remove the following food groups from your diet: soy, white rice, white flour, dairy and sugar. Though it is not an ideal option, but in consideration to expense, short grain or even the long grain brown rice can be used instead of white rice. The taste may be a little unusual at first but you will get used to it (speaking from personal experience). As for white flour, use wheat, which is also not ideal but better. There isn’t any form of sweetener that is ideal but there are better alternatives to sugar such as agave that is not as expensive as the others but it is still expensive. Dealing with sweeteners, whether sugar or natural alternatives, the best thing to do is to practice consuming less in your diet until you become used to it.
- It is understandable that you may currently not have the will to remove certain foods from your diet. You can improvise by learning to use natural herbs and spices to prepare your food. Get rid of all the artificial ones you currently have. See our Dr Sebi-recommended food list for options.
- Stock up on herbal teas; drink them in the morning and in the late evening or early night whenever you can. If you can’t find time at home, bring some to work with you. Herbal supplements (pills) are also very good to have and take on the same schedule as drinking the teas.