Nowadays, we are greeted with so much advice and research out there on nutrition and dieting, the big question is, how do you know who or what to listen to and how to eat healthy? This article will give you some proven 10 tips on how to eat healthy. Please find time to read this post titled: Dietitians Reveals The Dangers of Eating Once a Day
If you’re like most people you don’t want to eat bland foods that taste like cardboard. If those are your only options then dieting and eating healthy foods are likely not to be your top priorities. You want flavor and taste. There are not too many people who can go eating the same things for the rest of their lives that have no flavor.
Is learning how to eat healthy without dieting impossible? No way! It makes more sense and is much easier to make simple changes that can become good habits to last a lifetime. Dieting can be too big of a change and cause undue stress on your daily routine. Dieting can deprive your body of needed nutrients. It can also cost extra money and time. Because of these dieting pitfalls, quitting the diet is the usual path people take.
Below are 10 Proven Tips to Help You Eat Healthier:
1. Try granola
Granola is a healthy combination of whole grains, nuts, honey and dried fruits like cranberries and raising and coconut. Some flavors of granola also combine flax seed which contains omega 3 fatty acids which are essential to your body’s daily functioning. At Sam’s Club they sell a brand of granola called Bear Naked that contains no high fructose corn syrup and tastes good. You can combine it with yogurt to give it some crunch. Eating granola instead of a candy bar is a healthy snack alternative.
2. Sodas and diet sodas
Neither one is good for you. So avoid them. Replace them with healthy drinks – the best one being water. But water can be bland. Try adding some 100% grape juice to give it a sweet flavor. Or try adding some lemon juice to give it a bit of a sour flavor. You can dilute any fruit juice with water to get the sweetness you want without all the calories. Even though grape juice is healthy for you, it does contain a lot of sugars.
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3. Avoid empty calorie foods
This includes most alcoholic drinks. Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram compared to 9 calories per gram for fat and 4 calories per gram for carbs. Red wine is the only alcoholic drink you can consume due to its health benefits. One to two glasses a day is enough to get the health benefits.
4. Read the labels
Be sure to read the food labels and see just exactly how much you can eat that constitutes as a serving. Here’s an example: eating a piece of dark chocolate everyday is good for your heart but the serving size on a Hershey’s bag is 4 pieces which adds up to over 200 calories when all you need is half of one piece to get the heart benefits. Take the time to read the labels and watch the calories.
5. Stay Hydrated
Drinking water helps to sustain a full feeling. Water helps to flush out toxins, especially when a quarter of a lemon is squeezed in it. Lemon is a natural cleanser. Flushing out toxins and cleaning the colon will aid in losing water weight and promote healthy digestion. Healthy digestion is important for nutrients to be absorbed into the system and not stored as fat cells. Water assists the digestive tract and gives you extra energy and focus. On workout days, drink extra water to keep hydrated.
6. Smoothies and Juices
It is easy and fun to make fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies. Drinking your nutrients is tasty and convenient. Add some protein powder, yogurt and some chia seeds for a natural energy drink. A smoothie or fresh squeezed juices are the healthiest and most fat burning breakfast you can have. A green drink full of spinach, kale or sprouts, will taste great with some added honey.
Start sprouting grains, seeds, and legumes for quick energy and fat burning. Learning to sprout is like a fun science experiment. It only takes a few days and you’ll have chlorophyll packed nutrients that deliver energy and massive vitamins and minerals.
8. Plate Geometry
Whenever you are planning your meals and serving your plate, use half of the plate for fruits and veggies. Use a quarter of the plate for carbs and the other quarter for protein. Eat as much fruits and veggies as you want.
9. Snack Time
Fruits, veggies, and a protein are excellent snacks. Sprouts are a quick snack and suppress the appetite. Dip veggies into some hummus. Eat a boiled egg or a handful of nuts. Apples with peanut butter are very tasty.
10. Cut Back
The last tip i want you to understand about how to eat healthy is the act of cutting back on some stuff. Eat your meals, treats, and junk food in moderation. Enjoy your favorite food, but only a little.Read also top 5 mistakes and how to avoid them.