When it comes to eating well; the health experts dole out tons of advice, and majorly about doing it, without losing your mind. Indeed, there are some tips that have stood the test of time and are followed by nutritionists themselves.
To assist you with these top four habits; which will also change the way you live and eat, let us have a look at each one of them separately,
Follow the 80/20 Formula
The 80/20 rule is applicable in two ways. First, eat 80% of healthy foods and save the 20% for splurges. After all, eating is not about perfection and, as we say, it can easily be made pleasurable too. Another spin on the very same 80/20 rule is to stop eating once you are 80% full. This will need you to slow down and periodically check your hunger throughout the meal.
Stop eating as soon as you do not feel the need to have more food on your plate. This tuning of your mind will keep you from overeating.
Keep your snacks ready
When you eat more snacks, you increase your calorie intake. When you go out to get some snacks, a person’s good eating habits fall apart. And that is exactly when you find that bag of candy, hot pretzel or donut quite appealing. So make sure you keep your fridge or drawer stocked with an instant stash of snacks like nuts packs, Greek yogurt, dried fruits etc.
Eat the rainbow
Reds, oranges, purples, greens, yellows, here you get the picture! If you keep the rainbow items in your diet, it will supply the body with a variety of phytonutrients, which are disease fighting and will fill your stomach enough to avoid unhealthy foods. Moreover, if you are missing the mark of five servings per day, then you must aim at a diverse colorful range of rainbow items to boost your food intake.
Lunch is the king of meals
Your breakfast is not the most important meal of your day, it is your lunch. You are definitely not as hungrier at breakfast as you are at lunchtime. Hence, your biggest meal should be at noon when your body must get the required fuel and your digestion is at peak. And with big, we don’t mean fried meals, instead emphasize on greens, proteins, lentil soup etc.
Eating healthy is a choice and is not as complicated as you might think. Start following these stress-free habits from now on, and enjoy eating the way you have always wanted to!