We all have an obligation to our bodies which is to take care about what we introduce into and around it. Eating right has a direct impact on your health and general well-being. There are some subtle changes you can introduce into your diet which could help reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions.
While going on a strict diet might sound like an effective approach, it isn’t always practicable. People tend to avoid them because it often means having to avoid foods they love. This is the basis of the impracticability of diets; there is a high tendency of a relapse, or quitting altogether. The right approach would be to baby-step your way into those changes; giving yourself time to adjust.
Here are some subtle changes to make to your diet today.
Apply portion control when eating
Most people aren’t even aware that there is information on foods you eat that recommend a portion size. Check your nutrition labels, usually on the back of the product, before serving out your meal.
Similarly, you do not have to finish everything in the pot or even your plate at once. You can take your meal in smaller portions than you’re used to, or keep some in the refrigerator to eat later.
Some might think this one is a bit weird, but not necessarily. I, for one, am quite used to skipping breakfast. When you’re hurrying out in the morning it can be so easy to forget to eat, or you probably just don’t have the time.
Breakfast, however, is the most important meal of the day and skipping it might leave you vulnerable to weight gain, and could also mean missing out on some important nutrients.
Similar to eating breakfast, hydration is another overlooked aspect of healthy living. Water is not just necessary for survival; it can also reduce the tendency of excessive snacking. Try to drink as much water as possible during the course of the day.
In conclusion, try to swap your snacks for healthier alternatives; instead of a jar of cookies try a bowl of fruits. Staying in shape doesn’t have to mean starving yourself, ask for help from a nutritionist and try to make subtle changes to your diet.
See Eating Right for more help and tips.