It is really easy to enjoy food and make healthier choices at the same time. All it takes is a few little tweaks and changes to your approach, thoughts and attitudes towards food.
Here are some ways you can eat healthier and enjoy your food at the same time.
Portion sizes are important when it comes to eating. Make sure you have plenty of greens and healthy fats on your plate and only a fistful of carbs. This makes for a balanced diet and something that fitness professionals suggest you have during meal times.
Eat your food slower instead of rushing. Studies show that if you slow down your eating, you will eat less. It takes about 20 minutes for your brain to tell your body that you are full so if you actually take the time to enjoy every bite and savour the taste of your food, this will make you eat less which could lead to a smaller waistline.
Experiment with Different Healthy Diets
There are many different healthy diets out there that may suit your lifestyle. Explore and experiment until you find the diet that suits you best. If you love your fish, cheese and vegetables then you may want to try the Mediterranean diet. If you don’t really eat carbs, maybe you might want to try the low carb diet. If you love animals, care about the environment and want to contribute towards making the world a better place, you could consider veganism. It’s worth exploring the range of healthy diets available because they all lead to the same outcome in the end, which is a healthier, slimmer you!
Wholegrain foods are high in fibre and regarded as complex carbohydrates meaning that they get broken down slower into your digestive tract. Wholegrains are also filling and don’t leave you feeling tired and groggy after mealtimes. Choose foods that say ‘whole’ in front of the grain as that means the food has not been stripped of its goodness.
Eat Plenty of Fruit and Vegetables
This is one of the basic rules in the book. Fruits and vegetables can aid in weight loss, fight and prevent diseases and curb cravings. They are also generally rich in fibre and vitamins.
If you don’t like eating fruits, then you could consume them by juicing. A lot of people tend to juice fruits because they can consume more fruits efficiently in one go. They will also be taking in the recommended 6-8 servings of fruit for the day.
Switch it up
Don’t always eat the same types of food, otherwise you will get bored of it. Listing a variety of healthy meals you can eat shows good planning and organization skills.
When you plan what to eat and have a variety available, there is a chance that you will choose healthier options. One day you could have a healthy vegetable soup and the next day you could have some brown rice with chicken and salad. Rotating menus is a good way to practise healthy living and can really liven up meal times.
Also, check out “Healthy Alternatives to the Foods you Love”