How to Eat Healthier

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear or see the words healthy eating? Do you instantly think deprived, hungry, bland, unsustainable? Eating healthy doesn’t need to be an unpleasant change, in fact it can be quite the opposite.

The most difficult part is getting started so I’m going to give you a few tips to help you start strong!

Throw out the junk….all of it!

The biggest mistake people make when trying to clean up their diets is keeping junk foods in the house. You may think your willpower will be enough to keep you from eating those cupcakes, but then midnight rolls around and suddenly willpower is nowhere to be found.

If it’s not around you will be a lot less likely to eat it. It’s okay to keep a guilty pleasure or two, but keep it in moderation. Give yourself a fair chance by removing as much temptation as possible.

Stock up on the good stuff.

We wouldn’t want you to go hungry of course, so after you get rid of all the processed foods replace them with plenty of whole foods such as grains, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, legumes and nuts.

Opt for sodium free seasonings and fresh herbs for flavor and cut back on salt and sugar.

As you begin to add more whole foods into your diet, your cravings for sweets and other conventional foods will decrease.

Read labels.

If you do buy boxed or canned foods, select packages that contain 10 or less ingredients. Make sure these are ingredients that you can pronounce and recognize. Avoid items with artificial colors, flavors and unnecessary perservatives.

Meal prep!

This is an amazing way to avoid making that fast food stop or snacking on something not so great for you. In times of hunger we get a little vulnerable and a bit desperate. Preparing meals ahead of time and keeping healthy snacks with you while out will help prevent you from making the McDonald’s pit stop.

That’s it?

I’m sure these things seem pretty straight forward, but they are imperative to building discipline and successfully transforming your current eating habits. Sometimes it the most simplistic things that have the most profound impact.

 

 

3 thoughts on “How to Eat Healthier

  1. Tammy says:

    Thanks so much! You hit the nail on the head and that’s exactly what I am doing, I wait too long to eat and that’s when I crave sugars the most. I will pick up some ripe fruits to snack on going forward.

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  2. Tammy says:

    Thanks for sharing such helpful tips on eating healthier. I will implement some if not all of these very helpful tips starting this weekend to get on track. I notice I crave sugary foods mostly when I am stressed. What are some healthier food choices you recommend to combat those sugar cravings? Thanks.

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    • Alexandria says:

      You’re welcome I’m glad I could help! My tip would be when you crave sugar go for ripe fruit! This way you can get your sugar fix in a healthy way. Another thing is to make sure you’re eating often enough. We tend to crave sugar when our blood levels drop so making sure you have healthy snacks on hand like nuts or eating small meals throughout the day can help combat sugar cravings.

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