Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Healthy Plate/3 Tips for Healthy Eating

This is a perfect example of how your plate should look.  Keep your plate colorful.  You always want to see more veggies than carbs and meat. Have plenty of fruits through out the day.  They make for easy and yummy snacks as well.  Also make sure your drinking half of your body weight in water everyday.  Yes I'll be the first to say I STRUGGLE with this.  I'm lucky to reach my water intake for the day once a month sometimes.  But it's something I'm working on and I'm getting better at.

Here are a couple of tips to make healthy eating easier. 

Set yourself up for success!
  1. Simplify.  Don't make this any harder than it has to be.  Don't stress over counting every calorie that you eat.  Focus more on finding few healthy foods that you love and incorporate them into healthy recipes. The recipes don't have to be fancy at all.  Just keep it simple.  The most successful people at losing weight and keeping it off eat the same things over and over.
  2. Take Baby Steps.  Take it slow and add to it.  Don't change the way you eat over night.  Change a few things at a time.  This way you won't stop a few days later.  For example add a small salad to supper or cook with olive oil instead of butter. 
  3. Don't think of certain foods as "off limits".  You can have that piece of chocolate or pizza.  Just make sure you watch your portions.  Don't eat to much to often.  I love pizza so once or twice a month I will have a couple of slices but that's it.  So don't ban unhealthy foods you can have them just in moderation's. 

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