With the hectic lives we lead it’s not always easy to make healthy eating a top priority. But sticking to a solid nutrition plan is the simplest way you can continue to look fit and fab while enjoying the boundless energy that goes along with a healthy body. Here are tips to help you stick to a healthy diet without necessarily slowing down your schedule.
Commit to the healthy eating lifestyle
Nothing ever works without commitment. Therefore healthy eating should never be considered a fad diet or a phase but rather something you stick with for life. Of course there is always room for indulgences once in a while because life is fun when you’re feeling as strong, happy and energized as you can be. Eating well and exercising regularly are the smartest things you can do for yourself.
Eat real food
Nothing about your diet should be artificial. Choosing meals and snacks that are made of pure and real ingredients is your best bet for staying healthy. Aim to eat meals with all natural ingredients that are free of gluten, artificial sweeteners, hormones, antibiotics and added sugars, all of which can cause dangerous inflammation in the body.
If you start the day off right, you’ll be more likely to make healthy decisions the rest of the day too. Eat a protein and healthy fat-rich breakfast in order to rev up your metabolism throughout the day and keep you full until lunchtime. Making a healthy breakfast choice will also help your brain to feel satisfied, thus staving off bad cravings.
Eat your healthy fats
Adding at least one healthy fat to your breakfast, lunch and dinner will keep you satisfied between meals and it will prevent energy instability from your blood sugar from spiking and dropping throughout the day. Eating a meal that combines healthy fats (avocado), lean proteins (Salmon), and vegetables will keep you from craving sugar or junk food, both of which cause inflammation and bloating.
Drink enough water
How much water is enough? Experts reveal that you should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day. This number obviously increases if you are working out or sweating more, so stay in tune with your body and give it the hydration it needs. The more water you drink, the more your skin will glow, the less cravings you will have and the more satisfied you will feel after each meal.
If you want to feel strong and lean make sure to eat plenty of protein throughout the day because they help promote fat loss while preserving the lean muscle you’re working so hard to build.
Try to sweat at least 4-5 times a week
A good fitness schedule will motivate you to make better choices about the foods you’re eating throughout that day. It will also motivate you to stay on track with your workout routine instead of falling off the bandwagon. Aim to work out at least 4-5 times a week to keep your momentum going. Even if it’s just for 15 minutes, working out several times a week will improve your muscle tone, which will help with energy storage throughout the day and stabilize your blood sugar.