“I will be eating healthy”. This is a new year’s resolution that is mostly ignored by the time new year ultimately starts. What is so complicated about eating healthy? Why can’t anybody do it? It must be because some parts of adopting a healthy eating lifestyle advise you to actually drop the foods you love. Or it must be because adhering to the needs that healthy eating demands are way more expensive than it should be.
Regardless of your reason, we all have been there, done that and did not like it one bit. But let’s face it. This is something we really need to do. But do not worry these are some healthy eating habits that you are surely going to enjoy.
Eat a Rainbow Colored Meal
Scientists, as well as nutritionists, have deemed that different colors of produce provide our bodies with different kinds of vitamins or antioxidants. Every vegetable, as well as fruits, provide our body with sustenance we can’t get from mere meat alone and that is just OK. Surely enough we can convince you that you need to eat various colored fruits and vegetables at least once a day.
Let’s be clear that we are not talking about multicolored cereals. We are talking about you taking the time cutting up various fruits and vegetables in order to create a salad that looks like a rainbow. This way it keeps things interesting. Let’s be honest, we can live off of bacon and eggs alone, but there is just something refreshing about foods that are invitingly colorful.
Pay Attention To What You Eat
When we say pay attention to what you eat. We do not advise you to do what models do. You should not look for calories and weight in the stakes thinking that it might make you fat. Although not that extreme, we do advise you to learn and listen to what your body says.
Some would learn from experience that gallstones react violently towards ginger and yeast resulting in unbearable and excruciating pain. Others would just simply strengthen their resolve making sure they do not eat too much of the food even when its taste is out of this world.
Sure this might look and sound like we are promoting picky eaters. But there is a fine line between a person who does not like a particular part of the meal from a person who minds what he eats.
Try New Foods
Yes, you read it here. Although some of the new foods might come out as greasy or overall dirty, you should go ahead and try it regardless. This might either result in a day clenching the bathroom bowl or a new discovery on things that you like. Some people would fall in love with Indian food that they do not even notice that the majority of their menu is vegetarian. Some find that the taste of sushi isn’t really that bad compared to how they watched it on YouTube.You can check out Foodpanda for some of the best restaurants near you.
Trying new foods might be a loose eating habit, but it opens your body to new nutrients that they can absorb resulting in a better performance from you.
Eating is not a contest. A lot of people often eat in a hurry. It doesn’t matter if they are late for work or the food is just as delicious. The results will be just the same. It is a bad practice that is heavily used throughout the world. Eating quickly might not be suitable for your body as well as mental state. It does not help you at all.
Minding what you eat and chewing thoroughly allows your body to relax and slowly take in the food. Allowing for decent digestion.
If you eat too much in a very short span of time, you might be inviting yourself to excessive eating and you wouldn’t know it. A lot of people have proven that when they started eating slowly their metabolisms adjusted accordingly having them lose weight and having a well-rounded body.
Fast foods can be convenient but do you know what is in them? Do you know what the kitchen looks like? Is it clean? Is it safe? We will never know. What’s amazing with cooking your own food is that you can put in things that you like!
When you cook in your own household, you know what is in the food. This allows you to start a foundation that you can follow throughout your life. Enjoying what you can. There is also that psychological effect that when you cook and serve yourself, you end up eating less. And that is a healthy habit everybody can do.
Create a Routine
If you have a pet dog, then both of you can benefit well with this kind of lifestyle. Dogs love routines. They know what to expect even without knowing what time it is. Because of this, a dog with a routine would end up less stressful than a dog who does not know what might happen tomorrow.
This might be a weird analogy, but this actually proves the same for people. Knowing what will happen next takes out a lot of stress from you. When it comes to routine, you need only follow a few things when you are starting out. That is to try and eat at the same time of the day. Setting time off to pre-prepare foods a week ahead might not sound appetizing but when you have a refrigerator, then it wouldn’t be a problem. It might be hard at first, but once you get used to it. There is no going back. Because it’s just simply easier that way.
Those are just some of the ways a person like you can transition into a healthier eating lifestyle. They might be small but they will mean so much more once you get the hang of it.
You can also experiment on the ways and mix and match them depending on the lifestyle you currently read. You can create a routine and cook more in your house. You can also go around the world, mingling with a whole new culinary world chewing slowly as you savor them.