5 Tips For Healthy Eating
“You are what you eat!” I have said this time and again and it’s so true. The food you eat will shape up the way you look on the outside and more importantly the way you feel inside. It will affect your mood, your energy level, your sleep and your skin!
Here are few tips that will help you, if you are trying to eat healthy.
1. Make the best choice from your options:
That’s right, not everyone has access to fresh, organic food all the time and more importantly it can get very pricy to buy everything organic. So choose the best food out of what is available and what you can afford. Try to find homegrown, organic food locally as much as you can. If you are on a budget and you need to prioritize what you can buy organic, choose fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy first as they tend to be the most contaminated.
2. Strike a Balance:
The key to making a healthy meal is to have a balance of protein, good carbs and good fat. Learn to read labels and identify what food group everything you eat belongs to, so that you can strike a balance.
Eg: Eating bread and pasta together is not balanced, as you are eating carbs with carbs. But eating chicken with pasta or peas with pasta is more balanced, as you are eating protein and carbs. You can cook them in good fats like coconut oil or grapeseed oil to make a perfect balanced meal.
3. Learn to listen to your body:
And I have to say this takes some practice. Eat when you are hungry. Skip your meal if you are full. This is true even when you are following a 5-meals/day plan.
Eg: You will feel hungrier on days where you are more active and less hungry if you have been sitting all day.
I think I have stressed on the importance of drinking plenty of water before. This is key to a healthy lifestyle and dehydration can cause so many issues like bloating, feeling hungry between meals, feeling tired, getting constipated and having bad skin. Don’t wait to drink water till you feel thirsty!
5. Eat “processed food” intentionally:
Instead of removing processed, refined food from your diet completely, just eat less of it. More importantly, be aware that you are eating food that has added sugar and is made by chemical processes that have decreased the nutritional value of what you are eating.
Eg: If you know that the donut you are about to eat is made with highly processed flour, has 20 grams of sugar and 200 grams of sodium, you will probably end up eating less of it or consciously eat more healthy for the rest of the day or burn it off with a kickass workout!
You are going to make better choices for your body simply by being aware of what your food is made of.
If you want to learn more about healthy eating, check out the Om Food Guide. This is an easy to follow meal plan and it comes with so many delicious but healthy recipes. It’s all laid out for you so that healthy eating becomes easy and fun. Go to the Om Food Guide >
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