Healthy eating doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be difficult at all. When starting a new diet or adding more healthy foods to your eating routine, most people find this intimidating. Let’s be honest, change can be hard but, I am here to share four healthy-eating hacks that will make healthy eating that much easier for you.
#1 Stick to Small Changes When it comes to being healthy, it’s not all or nothing. Small changes count, and guess what? Small changes lead to big results when you stick with them. Plus, small changes are easier to implement.
Try to pick 2-3 things you want to change over the course of a week and stick to them. Pretty soon those small changes each week will lead to very big results when it comes to your health.
#2 Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff If you slip up and have that cupcake at a party or you don’t get all your veggies in one day, don’t beat yourself up over it. A lot of people fall off the bandwagon when they slip up in their healthy eating routine. Instead, acknowledge the mistake and just move on from it. Simply pick up where you left off.
#3 Do a Little Prep Work Preparation is key and one of the best ways to stay on top of your healthy eating plan. Do a little prep work for the week or even for the month if you have time. Decide what you will eat, make a meal plan, and do some food prep if you have time. The more you prepare, the better your results will be.
#4 Make a Grocery List Believe it or not, something as simple as making a grocery list can have a huge impact on how successful you are with healthy eating. It’s hard going to the grocery store without a list. You will be more likely to pick up foods that aren’t as healthy than if you make a list based on your healthy eating meal plan. Make a list and stick with you. And, don’t go shopping when you are hungry!
Remember that eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Start by making just a few small changes each week, do a little prep work, and don’t beat yourself up if you aren’t sticking to the plan 100% of the time. Small but consistent changes are what’s going to lead to lifelong changes.