Many people these days complain about the weight gain in spite of trying everything right from dieting to following a proper food chart. The changes that they make in their eating habits are mostly short term and their old eating habits soon return which rather make them demoralised. But, the truth is that you can still go healthy without cutting yourself from the pleasure of eating. The key to success lies in eating healthy that will help you in achieving your goals and also would leave you feeling full with plenty of energy to carry out daily tasks.
Say no to processed food
Many of the ready-to-eat processed items are low in nutritional value and very unhealthy. They contain a high amount of preservatives and other added chemicals. Packaged foods are high in fat, salt and sugar and low in vitamins and other nutrients. So, say goodbye to the processed food and hi to unprocessed food. This means cooking with fresh vegetables, eggs, and milk.
Switch to healthy cooking methods
Avoid deep frying and boiling vegetables till they drain their color because they would have less nutritional value and more fat. There are a lot of healthy cooking methods that you can resort to in your day to day life like
Grill or barbeque meat, fish, and vegetables
- Steam vegetables until they are a little crunchy
- Use herbs and spices instead of salt
- Use nonstick pans and shallow fry items instead of deep frying
- Stir fry meat and vegetables using olive oil or cooking oil sparingly.
- Make your own sauces rather than using bottles or sachets. For example, you can make tomato sauce using tomatoes, vinegar, and herbs. This way you would save some more bucks and also would get healthy stuff to eat.
Eat everything in equal proportions
Often we fail to understand what is to be like eating in equal proportions. When you’re having lunch, you should always have a quarter plate full of proteins, another quarter plate full of whole grain carbs and the remaining part of salads and vegetables.
Make a proper plan
Make a diet chart of the things that you would have in a week. Make a proper plan of the consumption of proteins, fats, and vitamins and stick to it. Don’t get lured by the restaurant menus because when you’re hungry everything looks good. Order what you like but balance the same with the rest of the days. If you’re having meat and fish for dinner, go for potatoes or something lighter in calories. Make sure you also have fruits and vegetables. This way you won’t get distracted from your diet plan and would also have your tummy full!
Water: An essential thing to live
There’s a reason why water is called as nature’s healthy drink. It is required for digestion, transportation of nutrients, absorption, for the elimination of waste and to regulate body temperature. According to researchers, a man should drink about 2.6 litres per day and women should drink 2.1 litres.
When you’re going for food shopping look for healthier options. Stock your fridge and pantry with lots of carbs, vegetables, and fruits so that you always have a healthy option to munch on when you’re hungry. Make a list of the things that you want to buy keeping in mind all the healthy options for each of the meals. After doing this, set a regular plan to eat.
Because eating healthy is not a short term diet, it is a long-term lifestyle change. And by adopting these healthy habits, you would undoubtedly lead to a healthy life. Healthy foods can be found anywhere and everywhere. It just requires a little effort and willpower to find them. You can look for them in a boots store and save with Boots discount codes. So go ahead and stay fit this season.
Arran Watts has been working as an author for several years and at the moment represents Vouchershops as a marketing co-ordinator.