Shopping and Eating Healthy

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How To Shop And Eat Healthy

shopping and eating healthy

Eating healthy balanced meals has the single greatest impact on our long-term health. A healthy diet, though, has also become one of the hardest things to attain and maintain in our culture today.

Only 2% of the American population consumes a healthy balanced diet on any given day.

Why Has Eating Healthy Become So Hard?

With the increase in technology (the internet-information age), and the introduction of processed/manufactured foods, consumers have become confused about what it means to eat healthy. There are so many conflicting messages out there about eating and what’s good for you and what’s not.

As misinformation online gets circulated more and more frequently, people start to believe these food myths as truth.

In addition to this, so many more families today are raised by either single-parents or both parents working full-time. These families struggle with eating healthy meals at home simply due to the constraints on their time. How do these parents find the time to prepare healthy foods?

As a working mom of three, I have been trying to feed my family healthy meals for the last eight years. I’ve learned that there are really only two keys that will determine your success or failure in this endeavor.

I. Having The Proper Definition of “Healthy Food”

In trying to shop and eat healthy, it’s important to start with the correct definition of what makes a “healthy food.”

If you’re not sure what a balanced meal or proper portion sizes are, you will surely fail at attaining a healthy diet.

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Here are some of our best posts on healthy eating:

II. Planning For Meal-Time Success

The parents who fail to plan to eat healthy meals each week plan to fail. I’ve been there. Taking extra time to plan is not always easy…actually, it’s never easy. There are many weeks where I have to fight for this planning time–or lose a little bit of sleep in order to get it.

So if you’re new to the whole menu-planning thing or feel like you need some more guidance, make these posts your starting place:

Whether you are completely new to eating healthy or you’ve been at this for a little bit already, my Free ebook will be of great benefit to you.  This short book will help to bring awareness to some key areas where parents have been deceived.  You will also gain access to all my posts/tips/recipes each week via your email inbox!


Bonnie Hershey currently serves as a business and nutrition coach with their business, Hershey Holistic Health. She holds an undergrad degree in education, and a certification in Practical Nutrition from the Northwest Academy of Practical Nutrition. She has over 20 years of leadership experience and enjoys encouraging others in their personal growth.


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