If eating healthier was one of your New Year’s resolutions, we’ve come up with some tips on how to be successful this year! It’s not always easy to start eating cleaner, but it is certainly possible. Whether you work at Black Tie Moving or are a stay-at-home parent, we all deserve to look and feel our very best.
Here are 3 tips on eating healthier in 2023.
Meal Plan for the Week
One of the main reasons people don’t eat as healthy as they should is that they simply don’t have the time. Between working, taking care of a family, and trying to keep up with day-to-day tasks – who has time to cook healthy meals? It’s much easier to grab fast food on the way to pick up your kids from soccer practice. This is where meal prep comes in handy.
If you spend just as little as 2 hours during the week to plan ahead, you’re setting yourself up for success when it comes to eating healthier. Consider purchasing products that can be made in bulk and are easy to put together. A popular option for meal prep is chicken, vegetables, and rice. With these 3, you can come up with a slew of healthy meals for the week. You could make chicken wraps, vegetable stir fry, and a chicken and rice bowl. The options are endless. Get creative with it!
Limit the Amount of Added Sugars
How often do you look at the back of your cereal box? While cereal is an easy breakfast, most are loaded with sugars and artificial ingredients. The same could be said for most oatmeal and coffee drinks. Even if the calorie count isn’t incredibly high – it certainly doesn’t mean it’s healthy for you or your family. You want to be sure to look at nutrition labels for whatever you purchase.
Eating healthy requires you to limit the number of added sugars you consume each day. You’d be surprised to find out just how many products include an enormous number of added sugars. You want to aim for less than 25 grams of added sugar each day. Paying attention to the nutrition label will ensure you stay on track with this.
Keep Junk Food Away
It’s easier to be strong at the grocery store than when it’s midnight and you’re feeling a late-night snack. Out of sight, out of mind is a great concept for when you’re trying to eat healthier. However, take it a step forward and make it, “out of house, out of mind.” This is simple if you choose not to keep junk food in your house.
There’s no problem with snacking here and there, but you should opt for healthier foods to munch on. Some simple, healthy snacks include nuts, hummus, vegetables, popcorn, and fruits. You’re also much less likely to over consume these foods when compared to their unhealthier counterparts. If you think about it, most snacking isn’t caused by hunger but by boredom. This makes snacking a dieter’s worst enemy. Instead, keep snacks out of the house as a fool-proof way to prevent this bad habit.