A good and balanced diet is an important part of living healthy. If you want to bring about a positive change in your lives, here are the top 10 eating habits that you have to inculcate at the earliest:
Bring a structure to your meal plan
Being conscious of what you eat and how much you eat per day is very important. If you indulge in binge-eating on a lot of fatty and carbohydrate-rich foods during any time of the day, ensure that you balance it out evenly with the other meals by including a lot of nutrients like proteins, minerals, vitamins and more.
Track the calories in your food
If you are serious about losing weight, you need to track the calories in each meal. Many mobile apps help you do this and alert you if you are eating more calories than you should, at any time of the day.
Don’t sacrifice your favorite foods
This comes as a surprise, doesn’t it? Yes, when you sacrifice your favorite foods, the urge to eat them is bound to come back strongly within you. You may start eating a lot of unhealthy foods all of a sudden when you cannot control this urge anymore.
Bring some variety to your meals
When you eat monotonous food every day, you may crave for some unhealthy restaurant-style fried and fatty foods. To avoid these cravings, bring some variety to your cooking even if you are using the same vegetables, pulses, and other ingredients. Boiled foods, salads, smoothies, etc. are some ways of making your food tasty.
Eat your meals at the same time every day, so that your body can get into a proper digestive structure. Never skip breakfast as it is the most important meal of the day. If you want to enjoy a cheat-meal occasionally, do it during lunch. Your dinner should always be light and healthy.
Prepare in advance
Most of the times, when you are back from work, you binge on cookies or chips because you are lazy to start cooking your diet meal. You need to do the preparatory work (cut all vegetables or fruits) and store them in the fridge so that you just have to come home and cook healthy food in minutes.
Colored foods are a must
Orange, green, purple, red and yellow are some of the most common colors of vegetables that you need to consume on a regular basis to boost immunity and get enough of phytonutrients.
Keep unhealthy snacks at a distance
Regardless of your location (office or home), ensure that you keep unhealthy snacks like chips, candies, etc. at a distance. Instead, have a pack of nuts, fruit, protein bars, yogurt or other healthy choices near you, to munch on whenever you feel hungry.
Include healthy fats
Don’t avoid all fats from your meals. You need to include the essential healthy fats that you get from fish, eggs, avocado, etc. to enjoy a balanced diet full of nutrients.
Drink water before meals
A very easy tip, indeed! Drink a glass of water before your meals so that your stomach feels full and you eat lesser food due to reduced hunger pangs.
Follow these simple tips and enjoy the positive changes in your weight loss journey and your overall lifestyle.