A lot of people over-complicate things. How to live a healthy life is one of those things. People always complicate things like exercise and diets. But I have a simpler approach, which has worked well for me. My general diet guidelines boils down to 3 things:
- Minimize saturated fats – They’ve been known to cause all sorts of problems like heart disease and high cholesterol.
- Minimize sodium – It’s everywhere, and it can be difficult to cut down on sodium, but I try to get less than 2400 mg a day. Trust me, it can be done.
- Minimize sugar – I only drink diet sodas and drink iced tea or water to get most of my fluids. Don’t use added sugar, period. Make that a rule.
- Take supplements – To cover your bases, take a multivitamin or other supplements. Every single vitamin has many benefits for your body. (Just read my article about Vitamin E as an example of this.)
These guidelines, to me, are relatively easy to follow. You just need to get in the habit of reading labels and checking up nutritional information for any restaurants you eat at.