This post about healthier eating has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.
There are a lot of things I think America is really good at however healthier eating really isn’t one of them. We have people who inhale light yogurt full of artificial sweeteners and fake colors and call it healthy. People join weight loss programs where packaged, processed food is delivered to your door and they think they are getting healthier. Many Americans consider French Fries to be a vegetable. I think we need to look to other countries to truly learn what healthier eating really means!
When my husband traveled to Thailand for work it took him a while to get used to the fact that they served fish and rice for breakfast. High protein, low carbohydrate breakfasts are popular in many other countries. That protein helps fuel your body and keep you full longer.
In Italy the latte (creamy and sweet) is usually reserved for early morning. A dark shot of espresso with a meal is the only other coffee traditionally drank once morning is over. Starbucks would go out of business if people stopped drinking their expensive and high calorie afternoon coffee drinks!
Americans desperately try to cut the fat out of their diet completely while many other countries eat far more fat than we do yet are actually thinner.
I firmly believe that America does not understand the true meaning of healthier eating. And in addition to healthier eating we need to be moving more…less sitting and driving, more walking and biking! Another aspect of a healthy lifestyle that our European friends have mastered!
The Swedish culture can be quite inspirational when it comes to living a healthier lifestyle. They really have mastered a much healthier work-life balance than we have in the US. Check out the video below to find out what happens when American business woman Clarissa attends a local yoga class while on a business trip in Sweden. Oh if only MY gym offered a yoga class like this!
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If you want to get on the road to healthier eating, consider what our European friends are doing!
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