Simple Ways to Eat Healthier

Too often, when we think about dieting, it’s an all-or-nothing approach and people end up hitting rock bottom and even heavier than they were before they dieted. The better approach is to make small changes and adopt a more of a lifestyle change. Here are some simple ways to get you started. 

Use Smaller Plates & Bowls 

Using smaller plates and bowls is a simple way to reduce the amount of willpower you need to exert over your decisions. If you can only fit less on a plate, you’ll eat less.

Make less and serve less, and then you will eat less. These strategies work much better than relying on willpower or counting calories.

Eat More Green 

Simple. Start shopping more green. Green vegetables have been shown to have very high levels of antioxidants and will boost your immune system. There’s even some research showing that using green plates will have a psychological effect that will help you eat more green—if you need the extra help! And meat eaters can make healthier choices with

Choose Frozen, Not Canned 

If you can’t buy fresh for any reason, choose frozen. Canned foods have a higher level of sodium (and sugars for canned fruit) than frozen. And, you also don’t have to deal with needing a can opener or having the lid stuck; it’s almost as bad as having a garage door stuck and needing to find the best garage door opener repair.

Choose Whole Grains

When grains are processed, the bran and the germ are removed. These are two essential parts which hold nutrients including vitamins, antioxidants, fibers, and healthy fats. A simple switch to wholewheat, brown rice, and oats to boost your health. 

Stop Counting Calories

Counting calories and checking nutrient labels are incredibly draining on your mental health and dropping that burden will allow you to focus on enjoying your new kinds of foods. 

Watch Your Sugary Drinks

The average American drinks around 45 gallons of soda each year. Other than exposing yourself to Type 2 diabetes and obesity, sugary beverages can also cause liver damage, premature aging and anxiety. 

Keep Healthy Snacks Available 

Train yourself to enjoy eating healthier foods, as strange as that sounds. But the more you eat healthier foods, the more you will actually enjoy it. Keep a fruit bowl somewhere easily available and vegetables stored in a place easily accessible. 

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