5 Simple Changes that Lead to Eating Better
Changing your whole diet can be a little intimidating. However eating better is one of the most important steps you can take to live a healthier lifestyle. Besides trying to make one “healthy” meal per day as advised before, you can try these tips out.
Most of the time, when you’re grocery shopping you won’t really know exactly WHAT changes to make. For the most part remembering this could help you. Consider buying organic ingredients because having them is better to have in the long run.
Another big thing to consider is what oils you use to cook with. Think about how much oil you’re using to cook and then what kind you use. You could be using something that’s much more beneficial to your health. There are definitely a handful to choose from. Here are a few:
- coconut oil
- olive oil
- sunflower oil
- avocado oil
- sesame oil
Swapping to whole grains is simple and so good for your diet. You’ll increase the amount of antioxidants and fiber you get to your body. It’ll also keep you feeling full longer! Buying whole grain cereals is recommended as well if you just can’t let go of having your bowl of cereal in the morning.
Yogurts & Snacks
Yogurt is another way to get the needed protein into your diet. Plain Greek yogurt, low-fat or nonfat yogurt can be better than buying already flavored yogurt. Just mix in your own favorite fruits and you’ll have the flavor you want and love! Not to mention these types of yogurts are usually higher in protein. Plus no more worrying about artificial sweeteners!
As mentioned before, snacks are important! You HAVE to listen to your body. If you’re hungry then eat. Just be careful of what you snack on. You can snack on fruits, vegetables, nuts, yogurt and even protein bars!
So you should remember to:
- Buy organic ingredients
- Swap your oils for healthier ones
- Buy whole grain items
- Choose plain, low/nonfat yogurts
- Eat healthier snacks when hungry