Lean In

For the average person, simply leaning in to eating healthy can produce huge benefits in their health. It’s easy to get caught up in the “perfect” and end up nowhere because that end goal is so far from your starting point. To be honest, "perfect" isn't possible at all (hello, moving target) but that doesn’t mean that you can’t do better than you are today. There’s no need to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

So, what’s good? More vegetables are a start. Yes, I’m sure you know you should. But should isn’t enough, is it? How about feeling better, losing weight without a struggle, promoting your longevity (read living longer AND better in those years), improving your digestion… Are those enough reasons yet? I won’t even get into organic versus conventional, frozen versus fresh or canned, kale versus romaine lettuce. Most people aren’t eating vegetables at all (ketchup and French fries do not count!), so is it really worth it to argue those details at this point? Let’s start with getting at least 3 servings (1/2 cup cooked or 1 cup raw) per day. Notice I’m focusing on vegetables. We’ll dive into fruit later.

In the comments, let me know how many servings of vegetables you had yesterday. What is your favorite vegetable?