How to eat healthily!09:00:00
How are you all?
Getting healthy and fit seems to be an ongoing trend in recent times. With people growing an increasing concern for their life expectancy and general health, many opt to start a healthier lifestyle. It isn't only about being physically active but also putting the right types of fuel into our bodies.
As I have been sharing a lot of what I have been eating in my "What I Ate Wednesday" series, I have been trying to eat very healthily. For one thing, I don't want to look like a complete slob on the internet and I also want to eat healthier because I feel better about myself in the end.
I feel that I eat pretty healthily right now so I thought I would share some of my tips on eating healthily.
My tips for eating healthier!
1. Be educated
It really isn't a bad idea to do a bit of research on the foods you are eating on a regular basis. For example, lets say you're eating granola everyday for breakfast. Your particular granola may have a lot of sugar in it so it may not be as healthy as it seems. And as it has a lot of sugar it will allow your glucose levels to sky rocket very early on in the day. Alternatively you could find a different brand of granola with less sugar or make your own!!!
2. Research the benefits of your food
I think this is similar to the first point I tried to make. If you know why the food you are eating is good for you there is more chance of you continuing to eat it. I know that avocados are high in potassium and those good fats we need and I have been consistently eating them for over a year now!
3. Make changes slowly
As the saying goes, "Slow and steady wins the race". Make changes slowly. Maybe eat one biscuit less tomorrow night or drink your nightly cup of tea without sugar. If you change slowly they will become subtle and you probably won't notice that you're eating a whole lot healthier!!!
4. Try new things
Some of you may be aware that earlier on in the year I bit the bullet and went vegetarian for about two months. In that time, and during college in general, I tried so much new food. A year ago you wouldn't have seen me eating spinach or kale or beetroot or cucumber and they are some of my favourite foods now. If I could give somebody some advice it would definitely be to try new healthy foods. I think most of the time they taste delicious and you'll feel better by eating them too!
5. Eat wholesome and tasty foods
One of the difficulties facing many people in the healthy eating transformation is their cravings for sweet treats. We are all human and we are going to have these cravings. I would advise you to eat healthy foods you like the taste of to ease those cravings. When I have a smoothie bowl I feel like I am eating something indulgent when in actual fact it is quite healthy for you. There are so many healthy recipes available on the internet so why not do your research and find one that appeals to you!!!
Do you have any tips on eating healthily?
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