How To Start Eating Healthy This Year
New Year is creeping up so fast, we literally have less than 8 hours till we scream “Happy New Year!” from the top of our lungs. In the coming year, if you really want to start eating healthy, you have come to the right place.
Here are simple steps on how to do it.
1) NEVER miss a meal
2) EAT 5-6 mini-meals a day.
This can help if you have healthy food readily available. When you get hungry, instead of preparing a healtg meal you are likely to eat the first thing in the fridge, on the counter or that is available.
To avoid this, Keep healthy food in easily accessible and visible places in your home and workplace.
3) DRINK more water and say no to sugary drinks.
Apart from the obvious risk of Type 2 diabetes and obesity, consuming sugary beverages can also cause liver damage, premature aging and anxiety. So, instead of sipping packaged juice or soda, go for unsweetened beverages or water.
4)SWAP your pizza and snacks with fresh fruits and vegetables.Try adding vegetables to your rice, spaghetti or carbohydrate meals and try taking fruits as snacks.
5) DON’T shun fatty food.
Naturally occurring fats like fat in dairy products make you to feel fuller longer. The key is to not over eat the fatty foods.
Start making these simple dietary changes today and make 2018 your healthiest year yet!
6) SAVE the cake for celebrations.
Let celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries and holidays be an excuse for eating sugar.
7) EAT more fish
Fish is a good source of protein and contains many vitamins and minerals. Aim to eat fish at least twice a week with at least one portion of oily fish.
8) BE creative with vegetables
Vegetables are packed with essential nutrients such as iron, zinc and magnesium that will boost your energy levels, strengthen your immune system and clear up your skin. You can eat your vegetables as a salad, soups, smoothie or fresh green juice.
9) READ Labels
Start reading the ingredient labels of any packaged foods you’re want to buy. Any foods that contain long lists of unidentifiable ingredients, artificial colors, or preservatives should be avoided. Avoid these nutritionally-poor ingredients if you want to start eating healthy.
10) USE an App
It can be overwhelming to try to determine what ingredients to avoid and what products are truly healthy, especially if you’re new to eating healthy.
Luckily, there are a number of apps that can help make it easier. One of these apps is Samantha’s Cafe and Grill which includes a variety of menus such as Vegan, Salads, Breakfast and Nigerian Dishes.