Eating health is not simple task. It can take time to develop good eating habits that help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips that will help you stay on track or even get on track to healthier eating.
Tip #1: Make a grocery list
Before you head to the grocery store, lay out what you want to buy. It is much easier to help you avoid impulsive buying that yummy snack you’ve been craving all day. There are several apps that help keep track of your grocery lists and even will help manage what is in your pantry.
Tip #2: Don’t go shopping hungry
It is never a good idea to go to the store while you’re hungry. Even though you have a grocery list, if your stomach is grumbling, it’s easy to go rogue. Eat a small (but healthy) snack before you go and you’ll have a much easier time avoiding those impulsive buys.
Tip #3: Buy more greens
Grab some of those health green veggie while you’re at the store. It’s great for your immune system. Kale and spinach are great to start and they can fit well into any meal.
Tip #4: Choose fresh or frozen over canned
Especially for fruits, soups, veggies, and beans – fresh is always better. Canned foods have extra sugars and preservatives that your body just doesn’t need. The fresh stuff also tastes better! You might even save more when buying fresh vegetables than canned.
Tip #5: Sneak some veggies into every meal
Veggies are always a great (and necessary) addition to any meal. You can even find ways to incorporate them into some desserts –– check out these awesome recipes for ideas!
Tip #6: Start your day with breakfast
Kicking off your day with a healthy meal is crucial. It not only kick-starts your metabolism, but also gives you more energy throughout the day!
Tip #7: Smaller portions, more often
It can be easy to over do it on the portions and overeat. Limit your portions and avoid going too big. It’s also going to help if you eat more frequently throughout the day. While you may think not eating often is helping, you’re actually better off if you eat more frequently because it helps to keep your metabolism going.
Bonus tip: Need help with portion control? There are helpful plates you can buy that are specially designed to help you learn how to estimate serving sizes. It’s a great way to start off if you’re used to the larger portions.