Good eating habits are essential to wellness and health. But due to lack of information and misinformation lot of people does not seen to maintain good eating habits even after trying to eat healthy.
The source of misinformation often comes from misleading statements made by various products regarding their dietary values.
On top of the misleading statements made by companies there are many more sources of misinformation reaching you, whether it be the diet plans for weight loss or the trendy cookbooks teaching you fad revolutionary wellness foods.
How to ditch all this information and develop good eating habits? Here are few tips to guide you towards making healthy choices.
To start the journey, you need to prepare your mind to follow the success path. Record your food and make a plan in advance on what you will be eating in coming week ahead. Stock up the food over the weekend.
LESS STARCH AND REFINED FOOD
Cut down on refined foods and stick to the foods coming from whole grains.
IS VEGAN DIET BETTER?
Cut down on dairy consumption and and check the sugar content before buying the low fat yoghurts. Consider vegan alternatives to dairy. Read our post on vegan diet here.
Get your 5-a-day but do not over do the fruits. Avoid fruit juices as they have high sugar content and try to stick to the whole fruits.
Include nuts in your evening snack. They are good a good source of protein.
Reduce your food portion size. When eating out, order a smaller size or set aside a portion from your big plate for an evening meal, this way you will feel better and can save money on your evening meal.
PROTEIN IS LIFE
Include protein in each meal, starting from your breakfast.
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Don't confuse thirst with hunger. When you have food craving during the non meal time try drinking a glass of water. Keep your self hydrated throughout the day.
Try including veggies to your meal plan. Try vegetable stew make it with different veggies each time. Veggies also gives you a good amount of fibre and they are rich in nutrients.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It breaks the fasting period started overnight and replenishes your glucose stock while boosting your energy levels.
Breakfast also provides the essential nutrients required for wellness and also kicks off your metabolism.
Keep an eye on your Omega 3 consumption, add some flaxseeds to your morning breakfast bowl.
MAKE YOUR OWN FOOD
Try make your own meal as often as possible and avoid eating outside, When you will prepare your own food, you will be sure what you are eating and will help you in recording accurate data in your food log. Maintaining accurate food log is essential for wellness.
Use these simple tips and stick to them to kick off your good eating habits. It takes around 2 to 3 months to create a new habit. So, it is important to stick to your new routine during this time.