- Eat veggies and protein at every meal: We’re not talking fried, cheese-covered, or canned vegetables, either. Not only are fresh veggies rich in vitamins and antioxidants, but also, the water and fiber content help keep you full. Alongside those veggies, make sure you have protein. Several studies showing that a diet rich in protein helps control cravings while also helping to build lean muscle mass, adding to the body’s fat-burning potential.
- Eat healthy fats: such as avocado, nuts, salmon fish, etc and choose to olive oil instead of regular oil. Good fats for you help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and boost your HDL (good) cholesterol; they’ve also been shown to reduce belly fat. Look to incorporate monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats into your meals while avoiding saturated and trans fats.
- Plan, prepare, pack: The best way to maintain a healthy diet is to be in charge of it yourself. Cooking meals at home and packing your lunch whenever possible, keep water and healthy snacks in your purse, car, and gym bag. This way you won’t be tempted to order out when you’re on the go.
- Be kind to yourself: Even how harsh your plan is, binge eating might happen as well. It’s definitely ok to binge eating once a week, don’t try to beat yourself up or consume yourself with guilt, this will lead to depression and sad and making nothing better. Part of staying healthy is always to love yourself and choices you make, make this cheat meal to the motivation for your plan next week.
- Stay active: best way to feel much healthier is to always keep yourself stay active. It’s better to go around, go outside, go for a walk, work out and have fun with your friends, than just sitting there doing nothing. Make your life productive is part of being healthy.