Food is a primary part of life and we can’t live without it. Nowadays there are plenty of new restaurants, cafes opening every month. With so many different influences, it is easy to develop unhealthy eating habits. Fortunately, you can improve the way of eating with following steps.
Mix It Up
Always keep your food plate interesting by adding a variety of foods. This is the best way to get rid of boredom while eating a balanced diet. Focus on a combination of veggies, protein, and healthy carbohydrates like brown rice. The variety will make eating more enjoyable.
Secondary Part – Meat
Experts recommended eating half of your plates filled with vegetables and making meat second which will help you focus on just that. Meat treat as secondary part of your dish will keep portions healthy. Try to choose nutritious options like lean chicken, turkey, and fish.
Have Fun With Eating
The secret to loving fruits and vegetables is to create ways to enjoy them. Try your hand at fruit smoothies or ice pops. You can also make things like banana ice cream, mini quiche cups, and veggie fries.
Don’t Eat Your Feelings
Don’t de-stress you with food, this can destroy your relationship with food. As it becomes a pacifier for unrelated problems, thus leading way for eating less nutritious food. Avoid fixing your feelings with food then choosing healthier ways to stress relief like yoga or spending time with friends.
Eating a meal is a special thing. Avoid eating in front of a computer, television, or smartphone, this is because when you’re distracted you eat more and an increased risk for weight gain. While having your meal turn off all those and relish your food.
Eat Until 80% Full – Hara Hachi Bu
Hara Hachi bu is a Japanese term, which roughly means ‘The practice of eating until 80 percent full’. This prevents overeating and also means that in 20 minutes, you will probably feel totally full. The best thing to do is eat until you are no longer hungry and save leftovers for later.
Be patient. Adapt to these simple steps one by one giving you time to approach food in a healthy way.