If you look a few years back, you will notice people lived a healthy and happy life but now the “healthy” factor is missing in most of our lives. Nowadays, people are prone to never heard before diseases and are subjected to the risk of deadly diseases such as cancer. Research shows that all this is due to the food we eat. Thus, it is important to check what we consume and think of ways to improve our current eating habits. Here are some simple yet useful tips to achieve this.
Create a food menu for the house
Most of the time the cook of the house wonders what to cook for the next meal. This often results in making something out of what is available and based on the amount of time in hand. This can be solved if you make a weekly menu and by including the health quotient in it.
- Switch to healthier alternatives
People tend to eat between meals and often end by having junk food like chips, soda, chocolates, fast food, etc… However, these can be substituted with healthier options such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, low carb & low-fat snacks. You can find some healthy snack bars and food at Jane Seymour. Alternatively, you can have water, milk and fresh juices instead of sodas, sugar-free and diet aerated drinks. In this way, you get to control your hunger in a healthy manner.
- Cut down on the number of times you eat out or order in
Cooking healthy and eating healthier alternatives just won’t do. Ensure that you slowly reduce the number of times you eat out and order in meals. Needless to say that foods served at the restaurants and fast food joints are neither healthy nor hygienic.
- Go organic
Organic food is gaining popularity these days. Earlier people ate what they sowed but now people eat what others spray. Present day foods are loaded with insecticides, pesticides, herbicides and all the remaining “-cides” making our food suicidal. Thus, if you have the provision to grow a few plants or have access to farm fresh chemical-free produce, then go for it.
- Avoid the whites
Dieticians say that there are 5 white products that need to be avoided or consumed in lesser quantities. These are white sugar, white flour, whole-fat milk, white bread, and butter. Rather, substitute these with brown sugar, wheat flour, low-fat milk, brown bread and healthier oils like olive, coconut and bran oil.
- Avoid distractions while eating
Avoid watching TV or speaking over the phone while eating. You tend to eat a lot thus taking away your focus from the meal.
- Change your lifestyle
If improving your diet towards a healthier life is the way, then improving your lifestyle is the means to achieve it. People these days live a very unhealthy lifestyle, say, for example, waking up at odd hours, binge eating, skipping meals, irregular sleep, a lot of partying, alcohol & drug intake. If all these were to change into a more systematic and organized way of living then the problem is half solved.
Therefore, consider healthy eating a good and fun thing and try to live in the pink of health and happiness.