Developing Healthy Eating Habits

How would you grade yourself on your healthy eating habits? Do you eat too much? Too stressed to eat? Relying on fast food too much? Find yourself getting seconds or even thirds? Sometimes making good health choices is hard when it comes to food. We get it. Here are some tips to make healthy eating habits easier.

Eat Slower
Slow things down and take time to enjoy and savor your food. This will also better help your body gage when it is actually full.

Pay Attention to Portion Sizes
Always be aware of how much you are eating in any given meal. If you find you are eating too much, cut back on portion sizes and save the rest for another meal. Using a smaller plate can help you adjust portions sizes.

The same goes for restaurants. When you eat out, only eat half of the meal and take the rest home in a to-go box. This not only limits your portions but gives you two meals for the price of one.

Plan Your Meals in Advance
Make yourself a weekly menu of healthy meals. This is especially important if you have a busy schedule and have limited meal-time. Food prepping can help with this. Make your meals in advance so you are less likely to choose fast-food.

If you know you will be eating out, check their menu ahead of time so you can be prepared to order one of their healthier options.

Choose Better Snacks and Drinks
Replace junk-food snacks with better options like nuts, fruits, and vegetables. Choose to drink water or other unsweetened beverages over sugary ones like soda.

Give Yourself Cheat Days
We get it, sometimes it is hard to stick to a healthy eating routine especially around holidays. You can give yourself cheat days here and there but limit them to one every week at most. They are not cheat days if they happen every day.

Moderation is Best
We’ve all heard the expression, “Everything in moderation.” It may be a clichéd statement, but it can help you eat healthier. You can still enjoy things like soda and junk-food but make sure to do so sparingly and with limited portion sizes.

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