These days, if you’re anything like most people, you have a hundred things going on at once, from work and family to school, a social life, doctor and dentist appointments, a relationship and everything in between. Eating healthfully can often and unfortunately get put on the backburner in our extreme rush to take care of everything else going on in life. But the truth is, self-care is paramount in order to fully show up in these areas of life, so neglecting healthful eating is only harming all areas of your life in the end. So here are some easy tips you can follow to improve your eating habits- today!
Eat the rainbow
If you need one good rule of thumb when it comes to your diet, remember to eat the colors of the rainbow (Naturally! Food coloring doesn’t count!) As a general rule, if your food is brightly colored from its natural state, it’s chock full of vitamins that your body needs in order to function at its best. Many of the foods that people eat in a busy lifestyle are white or yellow, like pasta, bread, chips and crackers, baked goods, cereal bars and other nutrient-devoid processed foods. Make sure to include lots of leafy green veggies, colorful fruits and vegetables, along with brown rice, lentils, beans and lean meats in your diet.
Replace eating out with cooking
Do you shy away from cooking at home, thinking that it’s too time-consuming or difficult to learn? The fact is, cooking doesn’t have to be complicated at all, and you’re going to eat much more healthfully if you know exactly what is going into your meals. Restaurants often load their meals with salt, sugar and unhealthy fats to make them taste good – but you’ll see your waistline expand as a result. So learn how to cook basic healthy meals like simple stir fries and let your repertoire expand as you keep learning!
One of the main reasons that people eat unhealthfully is because they’re always rushed and on the go. When you slow down to really enjoy your food, you are giving your body the chance to really absorb the nutrients you’re ingesting. And chances are you’ll give more thought to how healthy the food is that you’re eating, when you take a minute to slow down. It takes a bit more mindfulness to prepare a healthy salad than it does to cram a piece of pizza in your mouth. But your body and mind will both thank you in the end!
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