While grabbing some In-N-Out sounds good right now, having that greasy food in your stomach won’t give you the nutrients you need or leave you feeling energetic and fresh. Trying new foods, experimenting with different ingredients, and treating yourself to your favorite snacks are a few ways to jumpstart your path to maintaining a healthier diet.
1. Try cooking at home.
When we go out to eat at restaurants, we find reasons not to eat healthy, whether it’s because our favorite pizza is there or we feel we might as well indulge ourselves. Avoid this attitude: try cooking at home and creating something out of the fruits and veggies in your fridge. If you don’t have enough “green” ingredients, make a trip to the market to grab some yummy things to mix into a healthy salad. Plus it’ll cut down on a monthly expense of eating out.
2. Make eating fun.
Don’t force yourself to eat more nutritious foods. Instead, look at it as an opportunity to find something you might love. Experimenting with different cooking methods can open up so many options for food. You’ll be surprised what you can make with simple foods like quinoa.
3. Eat until you’re not hungry, not until you’re full.
We tend to overeat for most of our meals, and even with snacking. It’s okay to grab a little less than you normally would – you can always go back for seconds. When we have too much food on our plate, we find ourselves eating too much. If you have trouble controlling your appetite, try a natural weight management alternative.
5. Drink water instead.
Having a tall glass of water with your meal instead of a sugary soda is beneficial in so many ways. Water helps your organs better digest your food and won’t give you that bloated feeling like soda will. Having juice with a meal can be okay, but remember that many juices only contain a very small fraction of real juice. The best choice will always be water.
6. Eat fresh food.
Cut processed foods from your diet. Anything you have to heat up in a plastic container cannot be good for you. Processed meals have excessive amounts of sugar, salt, and additives to keep the meals edible while they sit in the back of your freezer. If you’re craving a pizza, pick up some fresh ingredients from the store and make it yourself. These convenience meals that warm up in your microwave are harmful in the long run and have little to no nutritional value.
7. Don’t skip breakfast.
Even though everyone knows you should eat breakfast, people still tend to skip out on the important meal. If you feel like you don’t have time in your busy morning, plan ahead and make something the night before, keep breakfast foods easy to access, or just keep it simple with some yogurt and fruit. Your body needs that meal since it’s been fasting for the whole night -- hence the break-fast. Plus it’ll get your body functioning more efficiently faster.
8. Keep snacks around.
When you find yourself having a busy day, there’s nothing worse than being hungry and not having something to eat. Food equals energy. Having a granola bar, fruits, or veggies with you at your car or desk can make all the difference. You won’t feel the need to visit a vending machine and pay for that half-full bag of greasy chips or something worse. Snacking the healthy way will hold you over until your next meal and give you an extra energy kick.
9. Portions are everything.
While you think eating a whole bowl of pasta will give you energy for the day, don’t forget the famous food pyramid. It’s understandable that you can’t get everything they have listed every day, but it wouldn’t hurt to try. Portioning your meals to have carbs, proteins, and healthy fats is easier than you think.
10. Don’t trust labels.
Seeing that “light” or “low in fat” can be intriguing, but while those labels may advertise something lower, it will always compensate in another ingredient. That means when something says something like 50% less sugar, it’ll often add more sodium or additives to make up for the lost sugar. It’s better to stick with the regular product and work it off at the gym.
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