3 Easy Diet Changes That Work in the Fall
By Genevieve Cunningham
Changing your diet is never easy. Unfortunately for many people, it's probably necessary if you want to lose weight or improve your health. Though some people are able to maintain a well-balanced diet, most people have too much sugar or too many calories or too few veggies in their diet. And our affinity for poor diets shows up in our waistline … and in the overall state of our health. But perhaps the most frustrating part of an unhealthy diet is how hard it is to change. Want to make it easier? If you're ready to change your diet for a chance at better health, take a look at these tips for making fall your healthy diet season.
Go With the Season
It’s always a good idea to change your diet with the season. This allows you to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, which generally makes your diet healthier. It also allows you to get in mood with the season. Fall might bring recipes with squash and pumpkin, two ingredients that can be incredibly healthy when prepared the right way. If you need a little motivation, find some fall-specific healthy recipes and use this time to get a jumpstart on health.
Add More Water
We often think to add more water in the summer when it’s hot and steamy outside. But as the fall rolls in and the atmosphere shifts toward holidays and comfy foods, we often forget about drinking water. Now is the perfect time to increase your consumption. Add a glass or two per day, and then add more when you’re ready. The simple act of drinking more water can improve digestion, skin tone, metabolism, circulation, and various other systems and functions within the body.
Count Your Calories
It’s really easy to overeat at this time of year. The food becomes heavier as the cooler winds blow in, and this means that even with the same size helping, we’re likely consuming more calories. If you want to watch your weight and move toward better health, go ahead and count your calories. Download a free app to help you get started, and count until you’ve adjusted to the foods of fall.
Now is always the best time to get healthy. But if you’re planning on changing diets, a new season can make for an easier transition. Use these tips to adjust your diet this fall, and you may experience better health throughout this season and into the next.
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