Simple and Effective Tips for Healthy Eating

Simple and Effective Tips for Healthy Eating


When you’re putting together a diet change, keep it simple. Eat more plant-based foods and fewer processed foods. Start small, try integrating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains into your meals. Add spinach to your scrambled eggs, choose sprouted bread for sandwiches and replace white rice with quinoa. Put out a couple things that aren’t helping you meet your diet goals like soda. Sugary drinks account for more than twenty percent of the average Americans caloric intake. Wow! Drink water with lemon, lime or grapefruit essential oils instead. Portion control is another way you can fine-tune your healthy eating. Knowing what a good serving size actually looks like can be confusing. Here’s a helpful way to use your hands to remember portions. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the most important. Spread your fingers wide on one hand, that’s about how big your serving size needs to be. More complex carbs and whole grains, make a fist. The volume of your clenched fist is the serving size. Low-fat protein should be the size of your open palm. Keep servings of sugars and fats under the size of your thumb. Healthy eating can translate to happy. Find a wide variety of nutrient-dense foods that you like to avoid getting bored. Then come up with a few creative ways to combine them. Use spices and essential oils in your cooking for flavorful meals, most of all enjoy your food.