10 Easy ways to Eat Healthier Today
In 2019, eating healthy is not hard because of the vast options that we have. The hardest part is re-training the brain upon what we should or shouldn’t eat. By now, we know that processed foods are not healthy for us and can lead to many diseases, but the accessibility still makes it an option.
Here are 10 easy ways to eat healthier today.
1. Ditch the soda!
By now, we all know that artificially sweetened drinks are terrible for you (both diet and regular soda). If you still want something carbonated, try sparkling water that hasn’t any artificial sweetener and is free of artificial dyes.
2. Never let yourself get hungry
Eat 5-6 small meals a day and eat on a set time. If you allow yourself to get hungry the bad temptations will be harder to resist.
Replace the second cup of coffee with green tea. It has a good amount of caffeine and it can also boost your metabolism.
4. Purchase easy accessible fruit and vegetables
Snacks are always marketed as easy access and quick food item. Why shouldn’t your fruits and vegetables be? Either food prep or purchase them in such a way.
6. Brown over white
Switch to brown rice over white rice. Switch to whole grain over white bread. Did you know that brown rice is whole grain and white rice is bleached and hard for your body to digest?
7. Plan your cheat meal
Allow yourself to have a processed meal. Unless you are on a restricted “diet” for health reasons, have 1 naughty meal a week, but plan it. Plan it on the for the holiday or the night you have dinner out.
8. Start taking vitamins
Speak to your health professional first, but you will be surprised how a Multivitamin or Vitamin C can make a big impact.
9. Hide tempting food
If you have kids or others in the house that have the processed items, take them out of arms and eye reach. Out of sight, out of mind.
10. Drink a lean protein shake to help satisfy a snack or meal
You can put fruits and vegetables in it or simply use almond milk.