Make a promise to yourself to eat healthier this year. This doesn’t mean giving up everything you love. All it takes is to make a few simple changes, gradually. Stick to these tips and you’ll see it’s not as hard as you think. No Excuses.
Roast instead of fry
Instead of frying foods in oil, roast them in the oven. It’s healthier, tastes just as good and you can do it with anything.
Take your lunch to work
If you usually eat out, try to take your lunch with you more often. In this case you know exactly what’s in your food and you always have your favourite meals with you.
Swap avocado for mayo
Are you someone who adds mayonnaise to everything? Well, why not try a healthier alternative? Instead of mayonnaise, add smashed avocado to salads, sandwiches or burgers. It’s not processed, contains a lot of healthy fats and tastes just as good. If not better.
If you drink coffee, drink it black
Drinking a huge amount of coffee isn’t great for your health. But if you are going to drink it, drink it black. No sugar. No milk. No cream. No unhealthy additives. Instead, enjoy the taste of pure coffee. The way it’s supposed to be. This is a healthier, more effective way to wake you up.
Use brown rice instead of white
Consumers mostly use white rice because it looks better. It doesn’t have anything to do with the taste. So try eating brown rice instead from now on. It provides natural wholeness and is rich in protein, calcium, fiber and potassium. It’s as easy as choosing to buy a different bag in the supermarket.
Add fruit to your water
Guidelines advise us to drink a minimum of 3 liters of water a day, on non-training days. And much more when we exercise. If you don’t drink this amount, it might be because you find it hard to actually drink when you aren’t thirsty. Or you choose an unhealthy, sugary alternative instead. There’s one simple way to solve this problem. Add your favorite fresh fruit to your water. For example mint and strawberries make the perfect combination. If it makes it more appealing, you’re more likely to drink it.
Choose your snacks carefully
Do you snack during the day to keep you going? Good! Choose snacks that will provide you with healthy ingredients like minerals, vitamins, protein and healthy fats! It’s as simple as swapping potato chips for sunflower seeds. Instead of reaching for a chocolate bar, grab a piece of fruit. Or when choosing cheese for a sandwich, take cottage cheese instead of plain American.
Always choose something green
Always make sure there’s something green on your plate. Mix some kale or asparagus in with your scrambled egg for breakfast. Or if you’re eating dinner in a restaurant, order a side of spinach or a salad. And always eat all your greens first before you make a start on the less healthy stuff.
Eating healthy isn’t as hard as some might think. And it doesn’t mean giving up everything you love. If you change what you eat in simple steps, you’ll adapt. Stay focused. Stick to your goals. Eat Clean.
What small changes have you made to your diet that help you Eat Clean? Is there any nutritional rules that you stick to? Leave a comment below.