Eating healthier is so simple, Emmet Rushe explains, if you just choose food with one ingredient!

Eating real food should be what we do every day.

But with the lockdown and the past year of Covid, we are seeing more and more people turning to takeaways and convenience foods dressed up and disguised as ‘health foods’.

If you bought shares in JustEat or Deliveroo early last year, there is a good chance you’d be rich right now with the spike in sales of takeaways. 

Then we have the pre-packaged foods, that look very appealing, are pre-cooked so they can be microwaved or cooked with minimal effort and all claim on their packaging to be ‘healthy’ or ‘real’ and will tell you that they are great for weight loss.

It is no surprise that there has been a huge spike in the sales of these foods as more and more people turn to them, thinking that they are a better solution.

But when it comes to being healthier, there is already a solution.

It has been there all along.

It costs less per serving than any of these pre-packaged foods.

They can absolutely help with your health, fitness, and weight loss goals.

It is the basis of this challenge for you all.

It is simply, REAL FOOD!

What I mean by REAL FOOD is this;

Real, Single Ingredient Food, with nothing added to it, no preservatives, no colourings, no flavourings, not pre-made and you have to actually prepare and cook it yourself.

That part will be the Endgame for many reading this. 


The thought of preparing a meal from scratch can be off putting to many and that is why they will ALWAYS struggle with their goals.

When it comes to weight loss, YOU need to control as many of the variables of your diet as you can.

The more you allow others to have control, the less chance you have for success.
(Buying pre-packaged ready-made convenience foods or eating from delis or carveries etc)

Unless you are tracking EVERYTHING you eat and drink, on an app like My Fitness pal, you have no idea on what you are taking in and in what amounts when you are eating convenience foods.

But, if you are preparing the foods yourselves and you are adding flavourings through salt, peppers, spices and lower calories sauces like passata etc, you have more control of what you are eating and you will also know how much you are eating.

When it comes to weight loss and getting in shape;

You must control the controllables!

If you don’t, your chances of success will be instantly reduced.

So, your challenge for this week is to JUST EAT REAL FOOD and the rules are simple.

When you are buying the food, all you have to do is make sure that the food is either un-packaged or if it is in packaging the ingredients should have 1 ingredient. (the food itself)

E.G pre-packaged chicken breasts should have 100% chicken breast as the ingredients and nothing else.

If it has other ingredients, you don’t buy it.

Make sure there is plenty of colour and flavour though it when you are cooking, so you actually enjoy the taste of it, and this will also prevent you from getting bored.

If your immediate thought is that eating healthy like this costs more money, it doesn’t.

  1. You can batch cook large meals and they will do more than 1 lunch or dinner throughout the week.
  2. You are saving money by not having to turn to weight loss products or pre-packaged foods that you only get one meal out of. 

So, there you have it.

If you want real results that will help you to get in shape, get healthier and lose some weight, this challenge is a great place to start.

Let me know if you are joining us on the challenge in the comments below.

Our gym reopens on June 7th and we are taking on new members now. 

If you would like to get back in shape and join a supportive fitness community, Rushe fitness can help you to reach your goals. 

Click the link below to find out about our membership options and get signed up for June 7th Now!