Finding a healthy balance in your diet is key to ensuring you and your body feel good, not deprived. Here are some ways to eat better.
Find healthy alternatives that you actually enjoy. So it’s 8pm or so and you’re craving something sweet, what would you go for? The chocolate chip cookies in the cupboard but you know your skin won’t thank you for all the sugar? A big tub of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, but you’ll probably wake up feeling sluggish after eating the whole tub? It’s easy to take the foods that are most convenient and easy, but buying a few healthy alternatives to try out is a great shout. Here are some examples to stock up your treat cupboards with:
- Dark chocolate ( Lindt do loads of variations: caramel, salted caramel, mint, orange, and almond)
- Coconut Yoghurt
- Greek Yoghurt
- Fruit and nut mix – the REAL kind. Not the one with milk chocolate and sweetened dried fruit.
- Loving Earth Chocolate, find a review here.
My next tip is to plan ahead. Planning your meals a day before or even a few hours before you have them can remove the stress of thinking about what you’re going to eat next. It also gets rid of the mindless snacking in the kitchen whilst you decide what to cook (or is that just me?!).
Finally, keeping a food diary or at least writing down what you’re eating is so helpful. I do this with workouts too! So you’ve had a super nutritious breakfast, great healthy lunch and dinner and you write at the end of the day that you feel amazing because you’ve shown your body so much respect in eating well. This way you’re more likely to continue eating well as 1. you know you can and 2. you know how good you’ll feel.