Do you find yourself eating junk food because you can’t seem to take the time to make complicated healthy meals? Well, you’re not alone. A lot of us end up opting for fast food over healthier alternatives because the entire concept intimidates us, but no more.
Here are 10 simple things you can start doing today, to create healthier eating habits.
- Slow Down
The pace at which you consume food influences how much food you will consume. In other words, the faster you eat the more food you are likely to eat. A PubMed study showed that faster eaters are 115% more likely to gain weight than slow eaters. So next time you’re worry about putting on weight, just slow down your pace.
- Whole Grain Bread
One of the easiest ways to make tangible change in your health is by swapping refined bread with whole grain bread. Refined grain bread is far more likely to make you put on weight and bloat as compared to whole grain, which contains fibre, vitamin B and minerals such as zinc, iron, magnesium and manganese.
- Greek Yoghurt
Greek yoghurt, compared to regular yoghurt, contains copious amounts of fat and proteins which makes you feel full and energetic for longer. This is ideal for managing your appetite and eat fewer calories overall.
- Eat eggs for breakfast
Eggs are a very healthy for you, especially if you eat them in the morning. Rich in high-quality protein and essential nutrients, eggs are the perfect food to start your day with. They create a feeling of fullness and a commonly known to decrease unnecessary food intake during the day.
- Drink Enough Water
This one is a no brainer, yet still so many of us neglect to do it. Drinking enough water can have so many benefits for your health, including better gut health and clearer skin.
- Eat Fruits instead of Drinking them
Fruits are loaded with water, fibre, vitamins and antioxidants. They help reduce risk of several diseases and ensure that you receive healthy sugars to keep your blood sugar levels steady. However, most fruit juices contain no fruit at all. So skip them altogether and stick to eat the raw product instead.
Try these tips out and see the difference for yourself! If there’s a health tip you swear by, share in the comments below!