4 Simple Tips For Healthier Eating
If you want to eat healthier, but the word "diet" makes your hair stand on end, you'll be pleased to know that healthy food doesn't have to equal deprivation. In fact, a healthy, balanced diet may leave you feeling more satiated than if you were to subsist on a diet of takeaways and microwave meals. The great thing is that you don't have to do it all at once; just make a few simple changes to the way that you eat and you'll be glowing with health before you know it.
1. Snack substitutions
A life without snacking would be a sad one, so don't think you have to go without. However, you should get rid of any junk food snacks and replace them with something tasty, yet nutritional. Throw out that multipack of crisps and eat some vegetable sticks with hummus or salsa. Nuts (not the salted kind that are often partnered by a pint) & dried fruit can also be great for snacking on.
2. Think about portions and servings
The problem that many people have it putting too much of the bad stuff on their plates and not enough of the good. Sure, you can still have that pizza, but stick to one or two slices and fill the rest of your plate up with a side salad or veggies. People should try to eat 7 portions of fruit and veg a day, so meals should be centered around tasty produce. Try to eat the rainbow - but in vegetables, not skittles!
3. Switch to wholemeal
Some people try to suggest that carbs are the root of all evil, but this isn't true. Your body needs carbohydrates to keep you strong, healthy and full of energy. However, highly processed white bread and pasta aren't especially good for you. Fibre-packed wholemeal wheat products are much healthier and fill you up more.
4. Eat vegetarian
Eating just a few vegetarian or vegan meals a week - centered around whole grains, pulses and vegetables - can be extremely beneficial for your health. No one's saying you have to go veggie, but learn to cook a few tasty vegetarian meals and you'll never look back.