We are starting the year and what better way to do it than by fulfilling attainable and realistic goals, for example, having a better diet and a healthier life without the need to follow strict and expensive diets.
It is enough to be willing and go to the supermarket to buy seasonal vegetables and fruits to achieve a change in your body. Rest assured that by following these tips you will feel healthier, with more vitality and encouragement to carry out any activity outside the home, and the best thing is that you will not spend much.
1. Start your day eating fruits or vegetables
The best way to add them to your diet is to eat them before any other food. By doing this you will feel full and your calorie intake will stay on the sidelines; In addition, you will avoid eating sweets or flour out of anxiety.
2. Choose fruits and vegetables that contain more water
Some, such as watermelon, melon, grapes, strawberries, pineapple, orange, lemon, cucumber and tomato, are the ones that contain more water and will help you stay more hydrated.
3. In your main dish, make sure that most of the food has vegetables
When choosing a meal make sure it contains 50 percent fruit or vegetables, 30 percent protein, and 20 percent carbohydrates.
4. Stay away from sweets and fried foods
The next time you go to the supermarket, avoid buying fried foods, desserts and sweets; oh, and soft drinks too.
5. Better consume nuts or seeds
Keep bags of nuts, dried fruit or a granola bar in your bag or office drawer, when you feel the need to eat then choose one. There are many options that will help you calm your craving for treats.
6. Do you have cravings? No, actually you just feel thirsty
Sometimes the body confuses thirst with hunger and that is why you feel hungry when you have actually just eaten, so it is better to drink a glass of water. If you don’t feel like it, then have a tea or eat a fruit, the latter will provide you with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
7. Use a thermos to carry water everywhere
In addition to helping to avoid generating more pollution, you will feel more motivated to consume water wherever you go.
8. Divide your food into portions
Your hands will help you know the portions you should consume.
9. Replace expensive foods with cheaper ones
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to eat healthy. You can substitute quinoa for lentils, salmon for sardines, protein powder for chicken, almond milk for flaxseed and chia for flaxseed.
10. The smoothies they are also a good breakfast
If you don’t have time to prepare a breakfast, you can resort to the smoothies with fruit, milk or yogurt, honey and seeds.
11. Salad to go!
There is no longer an excuse to say that there are no establishments that do not sell salads, because you can prepare them yourself. You save money and you will also avoid eating fast food, and the best thing is that you can take them in mason jar glasses or in a tupperware.
12. Surprise your guests with wine or cheese
They are a better choice than chips and beer.
13. More flavored water and less soft drinks
Once you get rid of the soda, you will notice a change in your body. Plus, naturally flavored waters are delicious and more refreshing.
14. Avoid flour and sugar
As with soda, you just have to stay away from these products for a week. You can use stevia instead of sugar, maple syrup or honey to sweeten.
15. May your main purpose this year be more dinners at home and less on the street
You will save a lot of money and you will also be able to prepare the meal low in fat.