It’s easy to fall off track when trying to eat healthily.
Sometimes we may give in to our cravings one too many times or indulge in a lot of food on holidays. Maybe you were too busy to notice what you were eating. Unfortunately, every calorie counts and can add up.
But if you’ve gotten off the track once, you don’t have to stay off it.
Here are my top tips that can help you get back to a healthy eating plan with positive changes:
Start From Today:
The first step of trying to eat healthily is realizing that you may have previously not been. But that doesn’t mean you should beat yourself up over it.
It’s important to understand that this is only a setback and that you can learn better-coping skills from this experience. Write down a list of triggers that may entice you to overeat, and stock up on healthy snacks.
Moreover, start incorporating the change from the next meal you eat. If you’ve already indulged a little extra today, promise yourself to eat healthy from your very next meal.
Planning your meals for a whole week may feel tedious, but it can help you make better decisions.
If you’re tired and hungry, you’re likely to opt for a convenient snack, no matter how unhealthy it is.
When you plan and prep your meals, you can save money, and you’ll be less motivated to order in.
Start by creating a healthy grocery list, and restrict yourself to buying things on that list only. You can also choose healthy snacks like baby carrots, fresh fruit, Greek yogurt, hummus, and more.
Track What You Eat:
Create a food log to record your meals for each day. This will help create accountability for long-term goals.
Moreover, you can track when you are most likely to eat unhealthy food during the day and make conscious decisions about it. You can create a simple food diary or use an app to track calories.
Add Color To Your Plate:
One of the best ways to decrease your calorie intake is by increasing fruits and veggies in your meals.
Add them to your plate first so you’ll be less tempted to fill your plate with other high-calorie foods.
The variety of colors will be an extra boost of motivation as you feast with your eyes before eating.
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