Heathy eating is a choice and the first step to a healthier lifestyle. Getting into a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be difficult and can start by simply getting rid of some bad eating habits that most people have and getting into some good habits.
Start off with a breakfast that has plenty of protein. Not only does this give you the energy you need for the day, but studies have shown that eating a breakfast high in protein helps people eat less throughout the day.
Mindless eating is a bad habit many people get into. Try not to eat while watching a movie or sports. Most of the time you won’t appreciate the food you’re eating anyway. If you must keep your mouth busy, try chewing gum instead.
Always have a grocery list and stick to it. Having a list helps avoid impulse buying and assures you’re making healthier choices. Avoid going to the grocery store hungry to prevent impulse-buying junk food or food you don’t need.
Drinking more water is a great habit to get into. Drinking water not only helps you stay hydrated but can help you lose weight by feeling full. According to one study by Virginia Tech, researchers found that people who drank two cups of water right before eating a meal consumed between 75 and 90 calories fewer during that meal.
Trying new foods is a good way of experiencing new tastes and textures of healthy cultural foods. Trying new, healthy foods can spice up your routine and open doors for new ways to make nutritious meals and snacks.
Research has shown that most people eat about 90 percent of the food in front of them with little regard to the size of the plate. So, it makes sense then to transitioning from a 9-inch dinner plate to an 8-inch dinner plate can make a sizeable difference in how many calories you consume.
For a healthier diet, try getting into some of these habits while losing the bad ones.