• Katie

Healthy Eating: Food for Energy

Updated: Aug 5, 2020

I'm not really about diets or counting calories or 'restricting'. I am super down for healthy eating, though, and I really want to make sure I'm taking in some food for energy. I know that I have not always eaten right (there was a long while when I was eating frozen pizza at least once a week). Luckily, my body is pretty good about craving balanced food choices. I feel sick if I have too many sweets or too much processed, fried, or oily foods. My body clearly says “eat some damn vegetables,” and so I listen.

But I don’t want to just eat vegetables sometimes and get by on my eating habits. I know that what I put into my body fuels me. It fuels the direction of my day, the energy I have, the potential for exercise and other healthy habits, my overall mood, and my ability to live a long and healthy life. So, yeah, I want to eat like a superhero.

I think that’s a lot easier than most people realize. There are so many rules and diets and crazy trends out there, and you can spend hours online and come out even more confused about what you should and shouldn’t eat. But really, the most important rules to healthy eating are very simple and obvious.

  • Listen to your body

  • Eat for energy and to feel awesome (meals of 50% produce, 25% protein, 25% complex carbs, and some healthy fat)

  • Drink tons of water (and tea and sometimes coffee, but very little else)

  • Eat more good food than bad (plenty of fruits & veggies, more lean protein, legumes, whole grains, healthy fats, fewer simple carbs, and less sugary processed fried crap)

Everyday Energy Superfoods