Healthy eating does not mean counting every single calorie, or aiming for an unrealistically low weight. It does typically mean making some changes to your diet, however, in order to limit bad foods and ensure that you are enjoying a balanced diet of those foods that are considered good. By implementing some simple changes, you can start to see positive physical, mental, and bodily improvements in a relatively short time.
1. Know What You’re Eating
Prepare your own meals, avoid processed and junk food, and read the labels of packets and jars. If you’re eating out, then don’t be afraid to ask about the ingredients in particular dishes, or stick to a more predictable salad. If you don’t know what you’re eating, then you have no idea whether it’s healthy or not.
2. Drink Water
Water flushes toxins from our system, and the body can mistake feeling thirsty for feeling hungry. Drinking a glass of water about half an hour before you eat means that you may feel less hungry when it comes to meal time. Water is also essential if you are exercising in a bid to further improve your health, and it can help avoid numerous physical problems.
3. Reduce Portion Sizes
Buy slightly smaller plates, don’t fill your plate until it overflows, and cook a little less than you normally would. Large portion sizes are a blight that many of us suffer, even though we don’t necessarily plan to eat gargantuan portions. It isn’t necessary to eat until you’re bloated, so reduce your portion size and wait until your meals have had chance to digest before attacking a second helping. You may already be full.
4. Track Your Food Intake
Whether you’re simply trying to eat a more healthy diet, or you are combining diet and exercise in a bid to try and improve your overall health, tracking your food intake enables you to monitor progress and see where you can make further improvements. An app like Superbody is convenient and always accessible, and because it is on your mobile phone, you can use it when you eat out or eat at a friend’s house too.
5. Eat Breakfast And Avoid Night-Time Snacks
Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Research shows that eating breakfast means that you will be less inclined to snack through the day, which also means that you can avoid especially unhealthy night-time snacking. These midnight snacks don’t have chance to digest properly, and giving your body as long a rest from digestion as possible has also been shown to be beneficial to health.