Diet and Nutrition

12 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

You should enjoy what you eat--don't forget that!

Remember that eating healthy isn’t about starving yourself or punishing yourself. If you enjoy the foods you eat, you’re more likely to stick with eating healthy. Maintaining a healthy diet over the long term is the key to losing weight and keeping it off. A diet that makes you miserable isn’t sustainable. It’s important to find healthy and nutritious foods that you actually enjoy eating.

Foods you enjoy will seem more filling and satisfying than foods you’re forcing yourself to eat. If you try something you don’t like, try another recipe next time. Let’s say you make a black bean soup and absolutely hate it. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy meals with black beans in the future. Next time try making a breakfast burrito with black beans instead and see if that suits your fancy.

There are a variety of different ways to incorporate these superfoods into your diet, so if you don’t like one recipe, it’s simple to find another recipe you can try next. Maybe you’re not a huge fan of spinach. Think of some foods you do like; for instance, maybe you love walnuts and strawberries. A salad with spinach, walnuts, and strawberries might be right up your alley. It’s all about finding the right foods for you.