We all know that to live a long, healthy life, the food we put into our bodies gives us an advantage. The old adage is true: You are what you eat.
Think of your body as a living machine.
What does a machine need to keep running properly? It needs the right fuel, and maintenance. You don’t put milk in the gas tank of your car, or iced tea for oil. You use gasoline for your tank, and oil for oil.
This is the same approach you must have for the food to eat, if longevity is what you seek. This comes down to the food you eat. You can’t eat junk food and expect to lose weight or feel healthy. You have to start being aware of the things you put into your body.
No one said dieting is easy.
It’s a daily decision you must make for yourself. When you get up in the morning, you have to tell yourself to think about the kinds of food you want to put into your body for the day.
Really, food is fuel. It’s energy. But it’s also a social, cultural experience. We have parties, or have been to parties or functions where it’s all about the food. Food makes us feel good. Some people even eat from emotion. This is the danger zone as far as dieting is concerned. When some people feel down, they reach for a brownie instead of the apple.
The way you prepare food for yourself can actually help you diet.
You can eat raw foods, pre-packaged diet foods (which are very expensive by the way), or you can use a kitchen helper like a blender. If you’re tired of the same old food, why not mix it up a little and make a nutritious fruit smoothie in a blender each morning? You’ll save calories, and it will taste delicious.
Blender diets are so popular right now that it’s hard to visit a site like Amazon and avoid running into books about blender diets and blender recipes.
Sites like Blender Friend come in handy, because they help you in your comparison shopping. With so many blenders on the market, it can be hard to know which is right for you. Do you want a simple one that may cost less, but doesn’t have all the features you’re looking for, for your diet?
Make your blender part of your overall diet, not just breakfast shakes. With a blender, you can make pureed dishes, like thick potato soup, pea soup, or chicken tortilla soup. The number of blender recipes you can find is overwhelming, so this will help you transition into a healthier diet.
Be assured, all blender meals can be healthy, if you choose the right ingredients. You’ll be tempted to make high-calorie milkshakes and dips in your blender, so it helps to write down the low-cal but tasty meals you want to prepare.