We find that sticking with any resolution becomes a tad difficult as the year proceeds. In fact, it has been discovered that barely 50 percent of the individuals who had made a resolution at the beginning of the year stick with it by mid-year. And by the time the year comes to an end, only a mere 35 percent were able to accomplish their New Year goals. In this article we hope you find something that will better your chances.
So, it’s unsurprising if you feel a little skeptical whether you’d be able to succeed with your healthy eating resolutions – I understand, I’ve been there, and have figured out a way to stay on track with my goals. In this article, I’d be sharing those nuggets with you.
The trick here isn’t to eliminate sugar from your meals all at once – which could lead to symptoms of deprivation – but rather to gradually cut back on the amount of sugar intake per meal.
My hack was to substitute refined sugar with organic sweeteners so instead of using the table sugar I’d replace with sativa. Also, I consciously created an environment at home that makes it impossible to use sugar – well, I did that by just not having them in the house. Taking all the candy out of the house was a tough decision but it eliminated temptation and helped out the entire household to reduce sugar intake.
Figure out a way to eat more veggies in a day
Green vegetables as you know are a rich source of vital minerals and vitamins, but somehow, we seem not to eat enough of it. So one of your goals for a healthy eating is figuring out ways to add this essential element into your meals.
One way to improve on your vegetable servings is through piling some during breakfast; here’s what I do, I garnish my omelet eggs with green vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, etc. however, be sure always to keep prepped veggies handy.
Also, choose your favorite vegetable to snack on throughout the day. I love Celery, Olives and raw Carrots so having a constant supply of cut up celery in a bowl for when you get hungry will refuel your body in a healthy way.
Snack on fruits
Swap your usual high-calorie snack for a healthy bite of fruits. Fruits are a power-house of several helpful nutrients required by the body. They are also a rich source of anti-oxidants that minimizes the effects of free radicals in the body.
One way to eat more fruit servings in a day is to make it part of your daily diet, say eating one during lunch and having one as your in-between meal snack.
Decide to cut down on meat
Sure, meats are a rich source of protein, however, due to its high cholesterol content you’d be increasing the level of LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) in your bloodstream, thereby increasing the odds of a cardiovascular disease.
So, instead of having meat every day, substitute with other heart-friendly protein sources like soy, fish, and if you must have meat go for lean meat.
Incorporate whole grains into your meals
Whole grains have a high fiber content in addition to the numerous minerals which are essential in preventing heart diseases, type-2 diabetes, and in fighting against cancerous cells.
Some of the fiber-rich whole grains you can add to your diet include Quinoa, whole-wheat, brown rice, Millet, etc.
So there you have it. Following the tips listed above will ensure you’re able to stick with your healthy eating resolutions, since you aren’t starving yourself, nor on a diet but just swapping one unhealthy food for a healthy one.