5 Simple Hacks To Healthier Eating And Living
Here are my 5 tips on making being healthy easier! Little simple steps you can take, that can have a big impact.
1. Get Rid Of Temptations Around The House
What are you holding onto for emergency? Ice cream? Chips? Etc?
You, watching this are probably the one doing the grocery shopping, so you have the buying power. You choose what comes into the house. Are you buying things you know you’ll binge on or overeat later? Think you’ll just have a little bit? No, you won’t. Why tempt yourself?
If you have young children who love those treats or those items too, then have healthier alternatives to start them young. Your older child will be upset that you don’t have their favorite pop or candy or snack? They can use their money to buy it, or it can be something they get as a special treat when you go out to eat.
If your spouse is upset then have a conversation about why it is you need to do this. Don’t expect them to be doing it along with you if they didn’t ask, but you can start leading by example, that is the best way to get someone else to join you.
2. Food Placement
Place your healthy snacks, fruits and veggies at eye level in the fridge or on the shelf where you are going to see it. Place a bowl of fruit on the counter. Remove the candy bowl at work. Remove the cookie jar. Simply having visual cues around you that remind you to be healthier have been shown to induce healthier eating habits in people in some studies.
3. Exercise Cues
Place visual cues where you need them. So that you are motivated to workout, when you say you are going to workout.
4. Add To Your Diet (If Possible)
In diets we usually think about all the things we can’t have. We can’t have junk food, can’t have pizza, can’t have alcohol, etc. Instead of thinking about all the things you can’t have, what can you add?
When you are eating 6+ fruits and veggies a day, eating healthy fat at all meals, and eating lean protein in all your meals, you won’t have room in your belly for crap! You won’t have time! You won’t crave that crap! You won’t want junk food.
5. Meal Plan Weekly
Stop leaving your health to chance. It doesn’t work that way! You need to have a plan in place. You don’t always have to start from scratch in coming up with a healthy meal plan. Look for pointers and make changes to what you are eating and also tweak your grocery shopping list a bit.