Eating healthy is not nearly as hard as some might lead you to believe. There are a number of things that have been circulating around as truth where healthy eating is concerned that are simply just not true. For example, the old lie about healthy being more expensive. While eating purely organic and buying it at the grocery store is more expensive, eating healthy in general truly is not.
Five Easy Tips to Begin Eating Healthy
Here are five tips to begin eating healthy that won’t hurt a bit and should be easy to succeed at:
Commit to more veggies and fruits
Vegetables and fruits (fresh, not canned) are the backbone of any good eating plan and you will find that there are a ton of great priced options. You can go to the Farmer’s Market and eat for pennies on the dollar and support your local farmers in the process. Why spend the money at the grocery store when the food is so great locally?
Go to fist sized portions
This is particularly important with your meats. If you can cut back on the amount of unhealthy meat you consume, that alone will help your diet. Meats are fine in small portions…even red meat. You simply need to limit your portion sizes. That takes a bit of time, but you can absolutely do it.
Drink a glass of water an hour before you eat
A tall glass of water is going to help your food digest more efficiently and also help you to not overeat. Water is a wonderful way to stay healthy and you can enjoy it for next to nothing. Add some more water to your diet and you instantly will be more healthy.
Consider switching to turkey
Turkey in place of hamburger is an adjustment to be sure, but it can make a huge difference in your health over time. The good thing about it is that it lets you feel like you are “cheating” even though you are not eating badly. Turkey can be subbed for pretty much anything requiring hamburger and can certainly be delicious.
Go salt free for a time
Added salt is the problem where health is concerned. Foods naturally have sodium so you really don’t have to add any. The problem is that we are used to adding huge amounts of salt to season a dish. Instead, season it with peppers, onions, garlic and various other seasonings. You would be amazed at the flavors that await you once you start trying to eat healthy. It takes a bit of time and commitment, but most things that are worthwhile do.
What healthy eating habits do you have to share?