When it comes right down to it, we know we need to eat healthier, but we often don’t. Here is the #1 tip that can help you change your diet and achieve healthy weight loss.
Let’s face it – most of us know we should eat better – and although there is a lot of conflicting information out there about healthy eating and nutrition, we probably all know the basics (stick to whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, drink plenty of water, minimize junk food, etc.).
However, very few of us Americans actually eat the way we should, and this is evident in our expanding waistlines and skyrocketing incidence of modern diseases.
So how can we turn this around? Is there some secret to actually sticking to a healthy diet, and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight?
Actually, there is. And it’s extremely simple, though it’s probably not exactly what you want to hear….
The #1 way to make sure you eat healthy is to keep unhealthy foods out of the house in the first place!
Simply by making better choices at the grocery store, you will make better choices when it comes to the dinner table.
Buy healthy foods, keep the unhealthy ones out of the house, and eat at home as much as possible. This simple guideline will help you achieve your goal of healthy weight loss, without counting a single calorie, or starving yourself silly.
But what if that’s not enough? If you’re still overeating, or succumbing to that chocolate bar or bag of chips on a regular basis, here are 3 more tips to help you curb these bad habits, and get on track to a healthy weight and a healthy body:
1) Have a trigger to end any overeating.
This could be as simple as brushing your teeth.
Maybe it means getting up from the table to go for a walk (this is really great to help reduce your blood sugar and the amount of fat in your bloodstream after a big meal).
Or perhaps instead of endless snacking and picking at treats in your house, you could eat an apple (better to have a bloated belly from a big apple than one from a giant bowl of ice cream).
These are all great options to help you overcome the night eating monster. Use these to stay strong, even if you zapped all of your willpower at work during the day.
2) Have a checklist of good foods you must eat before any junk food.
My daily nutrition checklist includes an apple, 1oz raw almonds, 1 cup broccoli, 1 cup Green tea at each meal, 2 cups spinach in a blender drink, 2 servings Athletic Greens, plus a minimum 12 hour space between dinner and first meal the next day.
With a checklist like this, it eliminates the number of bad choices you can make. In most cases, you’ll be too full from good food to eat much junk.
If you make this checklist a habit, it will make so many of your choices ‘automatic’, and it will be easier to avoid dietary disaster.
3) Drink Green Tea at each meal (including natural decaffeinated versions)
Research – and experience – suggests people stay full longer when they do have a cup of Green Tea with their meals. That’s a pretty darn simple way to make a massive improvement in your diet. There are so many health benefits to Green Tea already, and this just moves it to the top of your nutrition checklist.
Check out the full article at EarlytoRise.com.