A Short Guide To Achieve Long Term Diet Success
Our busy schedules can create a mental block in which we think it is impossible to eat right, head to the gym, or get a good night’s sleep. The thing is, all of these habits together help you achieve your day to day goals in the best way possible. You can’t have one without the other in order to reach a goal or weight loss target in the long term.
Taking care of yourself is definitely one of the most important things to actively shape in order to make the most out of your life.
Contrary to popular belief, healthy eating does not necessarily mean participating in strict diets and living in an unrealistic way. You can eat well while still consuming many foods that you have enjoyed your life. Finding an easy balance you can live with is the most effective way to enjoy the food you like to eat while maintaining a healthy intake of fiber, calcium, vitamin C, etc.
Taking small steps to not drastically change your routine is ideally the most effective way to ensure all goes well during the beginning stage. Committing to small steps is great for building confidence and overall feeling better about yourself while you change your habits.
Don’t count calories
As you incorporate more fresh ingredients and less processed foods into your diet, be sure to not overdo it. Drastically changing your eating habits overnight will only set you up for failure as you move forward in your diet. As you start to consume healthier, fresher foods you will start to have more energy as you go about your daily routine. Eating small snacks throughout the day is more beneficial than eating larger meals.
The more color the better
Filling up on colorful vegetables from beets to kale will provide you with consistent, long last energy. You should also consume whole grains on a daily basis such as quinoa, barley, or brown rice which are all super rich in antioxidants.
Try to eat these foods
- Consume foods that are rich in calcium such as milk, cheese and yogurt.
- Of all the vegetables, leafy greens are definitely the most important/beneficial for your health. Some examples are collard greens, kale, romaine lettuce, celery, broccoli, and asparagus.
- If you happen to be lactose intolerant or prefer to consume a different calcium source, eating pinto beans, black beans or kidney beans are the way to go.
Limit salt/sugar intake
- Consume fresh vegetables.
- Choose low salt or sodium-free products while also avoiding prepackaged or overly processed food.
- Since most restaurant food is loaded with sodium, cooking at home is advised.