5 Healthy Eating Habits to Try
Try some new healthy habits
We are obviously huge advocates for exercising and moving more. But it isn't just exercise and movement that is going to help you achieve your fitness goals. Whether it's losing weight, or wanting to gain muscle/strength a big portion of achieving these goals are getting your food intake right.
So where do you start? It can be daunting trying to change your eating habits to help you on your very own personal fitness journey. Our biggest tip - just make a few small changes to start with. Once you have these on point then it's time add another couple. What you will find is changing your habits this way is more sustainable and more likely to lead to long lasting habits. So keep reading for our top 5 tips on healthy eating habits you should give a go today.
Our 5 Healthy eating habits to try
1 - Use a small plate instead of a large.
Seems like it's too good to be true. However most people consume portions larger than required. By simply using a smaller plate you will naturally cut down on your overall consumption of food. By still portioning your plate effectively with a palm size of protein and the rest filled with salads and vegetables.
2 - Prep your food for the week.
Prepping your meals for the week will allow you to portion your meals correctly and be prepared so you don't over eat. Also in the times where you may feel hungry you can quickly heat and eat. Food shopping only once a week will also help you save dollars which is also an added bonus!
3 - Stop drinking soft drinks / Drink more water.
If you're drinking soft drinks now is the time to stop! Whether they are standard or diet they are still full of chemicals that your body doesn't need to function. Along with the standard varieties, the extra sugar and calories are stopping your progress. Drinking more water is your best bet to keep your insides functioning properly. It's natural, cheap and will keep your skin looking great and is the best thing to quench your thirst.
4 - Try keeping a food diary.
Seems simple and basic, but keeping a food diary is more likely to keep you accountable to the goals you want to achieve. If you choose to not write down that sneaky chocolate that you ate at 3pm, you're only lying to yourself. So just be honest and write everything down. It's the easiest way to see where you can make other changes to help keep moving your goals forward.
5 - Eat more whole grains.
Swapping out things like white bread, white rice and pasta for alternatives like a multigrain/rye bread, brown rice or zucchini noodles will make a huge difference. Whole grains will leave you feeling more full, so will help to reduce hunger cravings and stop you from wanting to go back for seconds or to snack.
If you're wanting to make changes today with your diet, then these are all a great place to start. As we mentioned before, conquer these smalls changes and then move onto other habit changes and before you know it you will be well and truely on your way to achieving your goals.
Until next time,
Be Inspired | Be Inspirational | Never Give Up.
- Brenton Wells