If you are reading this, you are in search of simple, easy ways to eat more healthy.
I do not have a silver bullet to help us lose or maintain a healthy weight but simple tips can help.
Remember, I do NOT believe in diets!
I believe in a healthy lifestyle approach – CLEAN EATING.
Do your best, and if today doesn’t work out to be a “healthy” day; try again tomorrow!
Here are a few tips to clean eating simplified!
Eat when hungry. Stop when full
Bottom line – BURN MORE CALORIES THAN YOU CONSUME!
Do some research and find out what healthy macro nutrients reflect your goals the most and include them daily.
What is a “macro” nutrient?
They’re the three categories of nutrients you eat the most and provide you with most of your energy: protein, carbohydrates and fats.
So when you’re counting your macros, you’re counting the grams of proteins, carbs or fat that you’re consuming.
Read more: FOUR WAYS TO INCORPORATE HEALTHY PROTEINS IN YOUR DAILY MEALS
Although county macros is easy way to monitor what you eat, you cannot limit your daily food intake to just macros – you need to incorporator veggies and fruit everyday!
Drink lots of water
Water is a natural hunger suppressant.
Your should drink at least 2 liters everyday.
You will feel and look better.
Water keeps your body hydrated and refreshed by maintaining your skins’ elasticity.
You will be less likely to suffer from scaring, wrinkles, and acne.
Get label savvy
Food deemed for CLEAN EATING will have a short ingredient list.
Any product with a long ingredient list or “chemical” words you cannot pronounce are not what you want to put in your body.
Processed foods are NOT considered clean eating.
Avoid processed and refined foods such as WHITE FLOUR, SUGAR, BREAD, AND SEMOLINA PASTA.
Know the enemies
Stay clear of trans fats, fried foods, or foods high in sugar.
Avoid preservatives, color additives and toxic binders, stabilizers, emulsifiers and fat replacers.
Eat heathy fats
Embracing Healthy Fats and Oils
Portion control is personally, my most frustrating issue with weight loss.
Usually, when I taste something really good, I eat as I will never have the opportunity to eat it again.
Of course, that is the wrong mentality.
Eating at home, I can always repeat a delicious meal or eat leftovers.
However, what about when you are putting the food on the plate?
10 Portion Control Tips
- Drink a glass of water before you sit down to eat!
- Fill half your plate with vegetables.
- Avoid second helpings – if you are still hungry, have some raw veggies.
- Eat slower!
- Turn off the TV and put away the smart phone at dinner – eliminate distractions.
- Avoid using condiments as a garnish. They are loaded in hidden fat!
- Use a portion plate – or smaller plate and silverware.
- Put away leftovers in portion-sized storage containers immediately.
- If dining out: share an entrée with a friend.
- If not sharing an entrée, ask for a TO-GO box immediately. Turn your one meal, into two.
For clean eating simplified, practice mindful eating.
Never rush through a meal.
Food tastes better when savored – enjoy every bite.
If dining out, prepare a cooler for leftovers and plan to eat half now, half later.