After the holiday season and eating all sort of delicious foods, the goal during the new year is to eat right and get back into shape. Below are are a handful of tips that you can do to create better eating habits.
1) Keep it simple. A reason why most diets fail is because they get are too complicated. You don’t have to count calories or measure out your food. Eat smaller portion sizes, drink water, eat lots of leafy green vegetables, eat lean proteins, eat healthy fats, and drink lots of water. Avoid processed foods, sugary foods and trans-fats. If it didn’t come from nature, probably not a good idea to eat it. Isn’t that super simple?
2) Plan ahead and meal prep if you can. If you can avoid getting hungry and impulse buying food, you’re ahead of the game. Planning your meals ahead of time will help you avoid those convenient runs for fast food or take out. Cook food in bulk and portion out your meals by putting each meal into containers. You can easily find meal prep containers on Amazon.com.
3) Focus on how you feel after each meal. Food should be satisfying as well as providing you with nutrients. Often times, meals that don’t give you beneficial nutrients will make you feel tired or sluggish. Healthier foods will make you feel more energized and help make you feel great.
4) Drink lots of water. Drinking other fluids that is not water does not keep you hydrated. Drink enough water so that when you use the bathroom the color of your urine is clear. Water helps flush out toxins, can help prevent us from getting tired and even prevent headaches.