Do you wish you could improve your eating habits but don’t have the willpower to completely start again and change your diet completely? That’s the situation many people find themselves in, but it doesn’t have to mean you give up improving your eating habits. There are lots of things you can do that would have an impact on your health, and they’re not all unattainable or even all that difficult.
So here are some ideas for how you can tweak your eating habits and improve your overall health as a result.
When you do the cooking rather than eating out or ordering a takeaway, you’re in complete control of what goes into the food you eat each. That way, you have no one else to blame or no excuses to use if you end up consuming the wrong types of foods. You should definitely get into the habit of cooking more because the more you do it the better at it you will become.
Make All Snacks Whole Foods
There is nothing necessarily wrong with snacking. The problem arises when you start snacking on the wrong kinds of foods. Rather than consuming the kinds of processed foods that people so often snack on, you should eat only fresh whole foods that you know are good for your body.
Find a Simple Diet Plan You Know You Can Stick To
If you’re a serial dieter, you need to stop switching between diets that only last for a couple of weeks and instead find a diet that you can stick to long-term. This is easier said than done, but it makes sense to work on it now rather than let it linger on. You might want to consider a 5:2 diet or a diet focused on protein consumption. Find the one that works for you, and most importantly, make sure you can stick to it.
Make Half of Your Dinner a Salad
One great way of tweaking your evening meal eating habits is to take away some of the meal, making it a smaller portion and then filling that gap with a salad. At least half of your plate when you’re eating an evening meal should be salad. You can then make sure that you don’t eat too many carbs or too many fatty foods because at least 50% of everything going into your mouth will be good for you.
The pace at which you eat will also have an impact on how healthy you are and how much you eat. People who eat very quickly and who don’t stop to enjoy the food they’re consuming are much more likely to eat more of it. You should make a conscious effort to slow down. Put your cutlery down every minute or so and eat at a slower pace. In the end, you will eat less and get healthier faster.
You don’t need to revolutionise your entire diet in order to improve your health and lose some weight. It’s more important to make those small tweaks that are capable of having a big impact.