Eating Better Right Now: 3 Quick and Easy Tips
By Genevieve Cunningham
Sometimes the thought of eating a better diet is just too much. Even though we know that our diet affects everything, we don't really want to change. We like what we eat. We like our chips, our soda, and our sweet treat before bed. Changing our daily menu is a lot of work. But if your goal is to be as healthy as possible, changing your menu may be necessary. If you're ready to boost your health through a healthier diet, take a look at these three quick and easy tips to try today.
Switch All Drinks to Water
Don't worry -- you can still have your morning cup of coffee. But once you're awake and moving, try to drink only water for the rest of the day. This means eliminating energy drinks and juice and soda. Will you love making the switch? Probably not. It will take some time to get used to the lack of flavor, less caffeine, and to the habit itself. But in the long run, making this switch will cut down on sugar, overall calorie consumption, and can lead to serious weight loss. It might not be easy, but it's certainly a simple switch that can make a big impact on your health.
Always Choose a Vegetable Side
When it comes to choosing sides, your best option is to always choose a veggie. Sure, those starchy potatoes look delicious, but they're high in calories and not necessarily the best choice. If you want an easy way to improve your diet, you have to choose the vegetable. This leaves your options wide open -- green beans, peas, tomatoes, a salad. These are all great, delicious, healthy options. Start choosing healthy sides at just one meal, and slowly expand into healthy sides all day long.
Keep Breakfast Healthy
If you want to be healthy all day, make sure you're starting your day out healthy. What kind of breakfast do you eat? Is it full of sugar and calories? Or is it healthy and nutritious? Try changing your breakfast to a healthy meal -- and the rest of the day may follow suit naturally. Choose a lean protein, a whole grain, and a vegetable or fruit. Skip the excessive caffeine and sugar. You may be surprised at the huge difference this makes in your diet, your long-term health, and your daily life.
Don't let your diet overwhelm you. Don't let it get you down. Improving your diet doesn't have to be a long, drawn out, complicated process. It can be a slow and steady approach. And it can be simple! Use these tips to move your diet in a healthy direction, and you'll have better health in no time.
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