It is not always easy to eat right. In fact, it is much easier to eat badly. The cheapest and easiest foods to make are usually the worst for you. However, if you have the time and the motivation, eating nutritiously should not be much of a challenge. This article will offer some advice to help beat that challenge.
1) MAKE SALADS EXCITING
Salads need color and texture to catch the picky eater's eye. Don't be content with just lettuce. Add spinach or any young green to keep things interesting. Top it all off with some grape tomatoes or tomato wedges, baby carrots, green pepper, mushrooms, mandarin oranges and a few nuts.
2) USE SPICES
Sick of boring meals? One great and simple nutrition tip for making your food taste better is to use spices. Read up on what spices go well with different kinds of meats and other dishes and keep a list. Then visit your local supermarket store to purchase these spices. Then get cooking!
3) UP YOUR PROTEIN
Proteins will keep you to feel fuller longer and will also help regulate your blood sugar levels. Eat a well balanced meal at least three times a day that includes a source of lean protein. This includes fish, chicken, turkey,beans, tofu or soy products for vegetarians.
4) DON'T CUT CARBS
A national obsession with low carb diets may have you wanting to eliminate all carbohydrates from what you eat each day. Your body and your brain need some carbohydrates to function properly. Instead choose healthy carbs like fruits, veggies and those from whole grains instead of processed foods.
5) TRY JELLY
Eat jelly or pudding cup for dessert. Try to resist reaching for sweets or a bag of mini doughnuts. Instead, try eating jelly or pudding cups. Individually, they are in reasonably sized, relatively low calorie portions. They are great for killing just about any cravings of the dessert variety.
6) LOW FAT PRODUCTS
Getting a healthier diet is not always as easy as choosing the low fat or no fat version of your favorite foods. Sometimes these foods have no place in your diet. Other times, these foods compensate for reduced fat with increased salt or sugar which may ultimately transform into fat when your body cannot use it.
A great way to add some extra vegetables to your diet is by having an omelette in the morning instead of just scrambled eggs. If you are not getting enough vegetables in your diet you will miss out on important nutrients and over time may feel tired and worn down.
If you suffer from hot flashes related to menopause, some studies have shown that eating soy foods can help. Consuming soy may help prevent hot flashes in women going through menopause. In Japan where soy foods are much more common, the women rarely suffer from menopause symptoms like the women in the United States.
If you have been eating unhealthy till now you probably know why, simply because that was the easiest option. Now you know that if it comes easy, it is probably not a good idea. This article has offered tips to help you establish a more nutritious diet, as well as, advice to help battle the quick fixes of unhealthy foods.
Coach Steve-O developed a fat loss method for women to help them become leaner, fitter and more confident and to improve their quality of life through nutrition.