Fitness and healthy eating are now a huge part of my life. Healthy eating has become a habit and most of the time it’s easy. I have to admit that while eating a salad at Chick-fil-a I had massive cravings for some Chick-fil-a nuggets! I will admit that the Chick-fil-a nuggets are a huge comfort food for me but I stuck it out and tried to enjoy my salad. Fighting cravings is hard but over time it does get easier.
Here are my 5 tips for healthy eating:
1. Don’t buy junk food and don’t allow it in your home.
This one is simple. If you don’t buy it, you can’t eat it
2. Shop the perimeter of the super market.
The perimeter of the grocery store, typically houses fresh foods such as produce, meats, and cheeses. Stick to the perimeter and avoid processed foods. Only go to the inner aisle when you have a specific thing to buy.
Eat real food!
3. Pay attention to the ingredient list.
Check out some of the ingredients in Sunny D. Corn syrup, less that 2% of the juices, canola oil. Sucralose. Not something you want to put into your body.
Here’s one of my favorite snacks:
Here’s the ingredient list: pure sea salt, sprouted chia seeds, organic sprouted quinoa, sweet potato, stone ground non-GMA corn, and sunflower oil. Now that’s something worth eating, you know exactly what your eating and none of it is chemicals.
Don’t just read the front package, pay attention to the ingredients inside your favorite foods.
4. Drink Water!
5. Don’t call it a diet.
The word diet has such a negative connotation. It feels restrictive. We’ve all tried “diets” and failed. When you view it as a living a healthy lifestyle or lifestyle change. You are able to see your healthy eating in a positive light. You don’t feel restricted or denied. You feel empowered. You feel stronger. Change you inner voice vocabulary and see what a difference it makes in your life.
I hope these 5 tips helped!
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