I’m not going to lie, I am not a complete health nut. It is really hard (and expensive) to eat healthy! You really have to make an effort to think about what you are eating everyday. Here are a few tips that I do in order to eat healthier.
Make a grocery list and stick to it!
Make sure you know exactly what you want before going to the store. This means you won’t be inclined to impulsively buy something that you do not need. Also, try to avoid going to the grocery store when you are hungry! That is never a good idea!
Don’t eat dessert after every meal
This isn’t going to be life changing, but it definitely is a start! It can be hard, especially for a sweet tooth like me, to not have chocolate after almost every meal. Skipping dessert every now and then won’t hurt.
Buy fresh or frozen over canned
Most canned goods such as veggies or soups have extra sodium that you don’t need. Canned fruit contains more sugar. Also, canned foods cost about the same (and sometimes more) then fresh produce, so always go for the healthier choice!
Stay on the outskirts of the grocery store
Think about it, on the outer edges of the grocery store there’s produce, fresh meat, dairy, and bread. The inside of a grocery store is usually packed with sugar filled foods and artificial ingredients. A good rule is the 80/20 rule. Buy 80 percent worth of your groceries in the outside edge, and 20 percent in the inside.
Eat smaller portions
I have to remind myself of this all the time! Just because I can eat a large portion of food at one time, doesn’t mean I should. Surprisingly enough, eating a smaller portion than normal will still fill you up, and you will be taking in fewer calories.
Don’t get thirsty
Make sure to drink plenty of water, so you don’t get dehydrated. Try to stay away (or portion yourself) from drinks that are high in sugar! The best thing for your body is water and milk, so drink up!