Food

Before I started taking care of my health, there was one label that I was concerned with when trying to decide to buy food: the price tag. Sure, we all want to save a buck, but I was overlooking the most important label of all: the Nutritional Facts.

Reading nutritional facts label is not very tricky and should be common knowledge, so I won't spend too much time on describing what you need to look out for. If you want to explore nutritional facts in more detail, please visit this page from The Food and Drug Administration. To illustrate how to read a nutritional label, we are going to look at the nutritional facts for a potato, if your name is Dan Quayle, you may refer to it as a "potatoe."

Grab & Go MealsEating five meals a day can be very tricky, especially when it comes to preparing those meals and finding the time to eat them. That is where including a few healthy ready-made meals or snacks comes in handy.

While it is a good rule of thumb to avoid processed foods, there are some processed foods that are healthy for you. Foods like yogurt and protein bars are not only handy but affordable too. What's more, it only takes a few minutes to gobble one of those items. You can grab one and eat it while commuting or take them to work and have one while on a break. I like to go to see movies, and I almost always go to the theater with a protein bar in my pocket. That way I can get in one of my five meals while watching the latest action film. Protein bars go equally as well with indie films too!

You don't need to feel full in order to give your body the fuel it needs.

I made this video, thwarting one technical difficulty after the other, to prove a point: You can eat five meals a day, while keeping the calories down, all while providing your body with the fuel it needs in order to sustain your life functions. You don't need to feel full in order to give your body the fuel it needs. You should be drinking plenty of water. That may help you to feel somewhat full without negatively impacting your goals, but feeling full should not be your goal. Providing yourself with an adequate amount of healthy food should be.