Published on April 28th, 2020
There are 582 million entrepreneurs in the world. If you want to join them, and if you want to see entrepreneurial success, you need to take care of your health.
One big way to do that is to pay attention to what you eat. These foods are the most likely to contribute to your wellbeing by boosting your brainpower or by preventing major diseases.
So if you’re looking for entrepreneurial success, try eating, or avoid eating, these things.
1. Avoid Sugar
Above all, if you’re looking to take care of your health, you need to avoid sugar. Most American’s eat way more than sugar than they should – about twice to three times too much on average.
As a man, you shouldn’t consume more than 37 grams of sugar a day. For a woman, it’s even lower, closer to 25 grams a day.
Take stock of the foods you consume. You’ll notice a lot of them are secret sugar harbors, even your peanut butter or bread. Sugar is in almost everything, so beware, and consume wisely.
2. Avoid Processed Foods
Yes, processed foods can be delicious, but they provide very little – if any – nutritional value.
Most of the time, they’re just salt, sugar, and empty calories. The point is they clog your arteries and don’t fuel your brain.
Start paying attention to the ingredients list on your foods’ packaging. How many of those do you recognize? What are you putting into your body?
Real food fuels your body and gives in the nutrients it needs to function at peak capacity. Processed foods gum up the gears and slow everything down.
3. Moderate Alcohol
As an entrepreneur, you don’t have the time to go drinking every night, or even more than once a week.
But on top of that, it doesn’t help your body run well. You can’t work at full-functioning if you’re hungover.
On top of that, high alcohol consumption is connected with a lot of bad health problems.
It’s linked to high blood pressure, heart disease, liver disease, digestive problems, and much more.
You can’t run your business efficiently if your health is holding you back. So moderate your alcohol consumption, and spend more time sober to protect your energy and your health.
4. Do Eat Plenty Of Vegetables
Vegetables are the nutrient powerhouses of the natural world. While you can eat too many vegetables, most likely, you aren’t.
Aim to have five servings of fruit and vegetables each a day to get the most health benefit.
You might also want to consider a supplement or natural enhancement. These can help give you the nutrients you’re lacking.
5. Take Care Of Your Gut
Your body has a beautiful microbiome that can help protect your health, and most of it lives in your gut.
Take care of it and help it grow by eating plenty of fermented foods or foods with probiotics.
Look for foods like pickles, kimchi, kombucha, or uncultured yogurt to help your microbiome flourish.
6. Pay Attention To How Your Body Reacts To Food
If you had a food allergy, you would know it. But you might live your entire life with a food intolerance and have no idea.
On top of that, some foods might fuel you differently than others. ANd you want your body to run on the most efficient fuel.
Do you crash after eating a carb-heavy meal? Does coffee make you more jittery than alert? If you cut out dairy for two weeks, are your bowel movements healthier?
The three most common food intolerances are dairy, gluten, and caffeine. Try cutting all three out of your diet for two weeks, and slowly add them back one by one.
Maybe you can tolerate one no problem. Maybe you’ll notice that you feel better without them.
7. Eat Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Inflammation causes your cells to break down faster. But some foods help fight inflammation in your body. Look for these inflammation-fighting foods:
- Green leafy vegetables
- Bok choy
- Chia seeds
- Coconut oil
Learn to incorporate these foods into your diet to keep inflammation at bay.
8. Understand Changing Your Diet Is A Process
Changing your diet isn’t going to happen overnight. That’s okay. Habits are hard to change, so it’s going to take time. These tips will help.
Learn to meal prep a few simple healthy recipes that you can easily throw together one day a week and last you for the week.
This will make it easier to stick to your healthy goals.
Spot your habits. Do you catch yourself going over to your coworker’s desk to snag a candy bar around 3 every afternoon? Are you going for the sugar? Are you bored and want to chat? Do you need to stretch?
The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg gives a solid guideline to better understand your habits and learn to change them.
Work on making small changes every day. Opt to drink one more glass of water. Get the salad instead of fries. Small changes add up over time.
And all the while, you’ll be powering your body with healthy foods.
9. Entrepreneurial Success Is A Lot Of Work
Eating the right foods alone won’t bring you entrepreneurial success, but you already knew that.
When you’re working hard to start a business and help it grow, it’s easy to let your health fall by the wayside.
As much as you can, you need to take care of yourself. Make sure you stay hydrated, eat healthy foods, and get plenty of sleep. Do what you can to keep your stress low, and keep working hard.
Switching your diet isn’t easy. Instead, try to make four better choices a day. It’ll help you make progress without too much additional effort.
Stay strong, and best of luck.
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