- Avoid sugar sweetened beverages
Sugar sweetened beverages have become so popular that you can get them pretty much anywhere you are. Many people know that they are not good for you but they are willing to sacrifice their health to satisfy their taste buds for a few minutes. One of the biggest disadvantages of these drinks is that our bodies do not recognize all of the calories when they are in liquid form. This means that you will not get full off these drinks so they can easily add at least 100 calories per drink without you even realizing.
- Taste the rainbow
We’re not talking about skittles here, we are talking about fruits and vegetables. Although it is very important to eat fruits and vegetables in general, it gets a little more specific. It is important to have many different fruits and vegetables to ensure that you are consuming as many vitamins and minerals as possible. By doing this you will help prevent high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, and just improve your general health.
- Eat at least one home cooked meal each day
We are all constantly fighting time in our everyday life. This is where planning becomes important. You want to plan enough time to make at least one of your meals everyday. This will help you know exactly what you are eating and allow you to add in anything that you could have lacked previously. It doesn’t matter what meal is home cooked so you can choose whichever one is easiest for you.
- Eat out responsibly
You should not let eating healthy interfere with your social life because once that happens you will be forced to choose one over the other. You can still go out and eat out, just think a little more about it now. It is important to choose meals that come with fruits or vegetables or order them on the side at the very least. Also watch your portion sizes. If you are at a place that serves large portions, share a meal with a friend or put half in a to-go box before you start so you are not tempted to finish it all.
- Be creative and have fun
This is the most important tip of all! Trying new foods can be scary but, it can also lead you to something that you may love. Also, eating the same foods all the time can get boring and cause you to not want to stay on track. This is the part where it’s up to you if you want to make this fun and enjoyable. Trying to make a new recipe once a week can be a fun activity for you, especially if you have a family, everyone can be involved.