I feel ya dude. The mainstream ideals of healthy eating is not sustainable, nor is it the most healthy in my opinion.
And… It’s bland as fuck.
The grilled chicken breast and steamed veggies 6 times a day is a ridiculous diet.
With that said, it’s real food and it is a lot healthier than how most people eat these days.
I first-hand know how difficult it is for everyday people to spend hours to research a proper diet… Not to mention rearrange their whole life to attain The food, prepare it and stick with it.
And even when you achieve a healthy diet, you’ll always have some kind of pull to revert back to the unhealthy stuff.
I hope you know that so you don’t beat yourself up too much if it happens.
The best advice, in brevity, is to explore other foods.
My personal diet is mostly made up of Korean food. A lot of contemporary Korean foods aren’t healthy, but authentic style Korean food is about as healthy as you can get.
Soups, hearty stews, fermented veggies, spicy, crunchy, diverse, and fuckin delicious. I genuinely feel it’s the best food in the world.
As I’ve mentioned, ridding yourself of the obvious shitty food is the first step… But then what can you eat?
I say anything that is not processed or contains artificial preservatives.
I have no issues eating only healthy food because it’s food that I actually wanna eat. But easy for me to say, I live in Korea where there’s amazing restaurants everywhere.
Spices. Get into spices.
All this talk about super foods the past decade has been in our foods all along.
Turmeric. They bottle this shit in capsules now. My question is why? Use it in cooking because it’s delicious. Coriander, sea salt, paprika, cinnamon, etc
All those long articles about the next new crazy nutrient already exists in foods and spices.
People still juice kale. Why? Wash it, sautee that shit in wallops of grass fed butter and coconut oil. Sprinkle on fresh black pepper and sea salt. Fuckin amazing.
If you need something to occupy your anxiety, check out Primal Body, Primal Mind by Nora gedgaudas. It’s a dense read and extremely informative.