What “eating healthy” really means
We hear it all the time: eat healthy. Even our doctors use the phrase. But what does it actually mean?
We’ve been eating food since it flew to us on a spoon with airplane noises. Our bodies need the nourishment to survive and as a result, our lives are tied to it. Sometimes, our emotions are too.
While our parents made most of our food choices when we were growing up, oftentimes those choices become our go-to staples later in life. Certain foods are comfort foods, too, tied to memories, traditions, and feelings. All of this can make changing your diet difficult and even painful, especially if most of what you eat is unhealthy.