You know the basics of healthy eating, but you also know that it's not always easy to apply them in everyday life. It doesn't matter! It's just a matter of making a few small changes. Here are five simple and smart tips that will make a difference to healthier eating this summer. Think any of these changes will work for you? Let me know in the comments!
1.add more vegetables to your diet
You can simply add an avocado, tomatoes or sprouted seeds to your sandwich. Or next time you're cooking fish, meat or poultry, try sautéing peppers, onion, garlic and tomatoes as a garnish. Not only will it be packed with flavour, but your portion will be larger and you'll be satiated without too many extra calories.
Make the most of your salads.
Not all salads are healthy, especially when eating out. Salads are loaded with salad dressing, cheese, raw ham, so they are loaded with calories and fat. But healthy salads don't have to be bland. Choose salads with lots of different vegetables to get more nutritious, disease-fighting foods. Add lean protein like chicken, turkey, fish or vegetable proteins like dried beans, chickpeas or lentils.
3) Avoid overeating at summer barbecues.
First fill your plate with healthy foods: green salad, raw vegetables, fruit salads. If you treat yourself to a dessert, be aware of its proportion and don't overdo it! Be moderate. When you are finished eating, move away from the table, walk, play table tennis, volleyball or play with the children.
4. cooking at home
There are many benefits to eating at home. Not only will you save money, but you'll know exactly what you're adding to your meal. Plus, home cooking is generally healthier. Put on your nice kitchen apron and start preparing a healthy meal.
Don't forget the fruit!
Summer is a great time to eat fresh fruit. Add your favourite berries to your morning muesli or oatmeal such as strawberries, goji, raspberries, blueberries, etc. You can also choose from a variety of fruits such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts or macadamia nuts. Choose watermelon, melon, plums or nectarine for dessert instead of cookies, pancakes or ice cream.
These few tips are basic and simple to implement, but essential for a healthier diet. Just apply these few changes without having to change your habits or do violence to yourself. Take it easy by starting with one small change at a time. And above all, continue to treat yourself by eating everything but with more vegetables and fruit in your diet, nothing too complicated. Now it's up to you!