With all the myths and misconceptions about healthy eating, it's easy to feel a little apprehensive about trying to eat more healthfully. If you think you need to resort to extreme measures or overhaul your entire diet overnight, that can seem overwhelming and put you off before you've even started.
And if you're anticipating that you'll need to cut out all your favourite foods or follow a set of rigid food rules, that's not very motivating or appealing, either.
In reality, healthy eating is not a rigid set of one-size-fits-all rules. It doesn't have to be extreme in any way, and it shouldn't leave you feeling hungry or deprived from eating foods you enjoy.
Here are 5 common misconceptions about healthy eating that hold people back from making changes.
It's human nature to gravitate towards things we enjoy, things that make us feel good. On the flip side, we naturally try to avoid the things we find unpleasant or burdensome.
It's hard to stay motivated when you don't enjoy what you're doing. Therefore, if you want to make exercise a regular part of our life in the long term, it makes sense to do everything possible to make your workout routine as enjoyable as possible.
Here are some ways you can set up a workout routine you genuinely feel motivated about, so you naturally want to stick with it.
Finding love is challenging at any age, but there are additional hurdles to get over when you're over 40. Past experiences can leave you jaded and guarded; the fear of being hurt again causes you to put a wall up to protect yourself yourself.
Or, the fear of being alone can make you more susceptible to getting into unhealthy situations where you give too much and get taken advantage of. Throw in all the emotional baggage that everyone is carrying around, and that creates even more challenges and complications to wade through.
In spite of all the hurdles, it's still possible to find love later in life. Here are 5 things that will help you to build a healthy, lasting relationship.
Tips for achieving optimal wellness, inside and out.