Most people have an idea that they want to eat healthier. That you’re going to change your diet…soon. You’re going to try some of these new foods floating around on your Facebook fee. You really, really want to, but you won’t. Possibly because there’s not enough motivation in it. Or possibly because it all just seems to complicated and it will take time.
Not long ago, I wrote a post Keep It Simple. Make things simple for your life and go into a diet change with the knowledge that CONSISTENCY = RESULTS!
I have been playing around with different types of meal plans and making new changes in my own diet. Making a diet plan for someone else is near impossibly. Not because I’m not aware of what’s healthy and how to develop one. Rather because I have no idea what you normally eat. I have no idea what you like or what you’re willing to try. So I will repeat that following these guidelines will help YOU develop your own plan. YOU are in charge!
Personally, I have cut out aspartame! A big one for me. I LOVE COFFEE!! No, let me rephrase that, in order to function and maintain relationships I MUST HAVE COFFEE! I don’t like it black and I don’t like creamer, so this has been the easiest way for me drink my coffee…..until recently I found the idea of using butter (regular, unsalted butter) and I add a little cinnamon. 3 weeks now and I’m sticking with it. Also, I have traded out my carb based oatmeal breakfast for a green smoothie (almond milk, peanut butter or plant-based protein powder, 1/2 c. fruits, and a handful of spinach).
My headaches have declined, morning sugar crushes are gone, I am less hungry, and overall I Feel Better! I’m having a better time during my workouts. Now for a week, whether it was allergies or the reduction of sugar with breakfast, I did have a hard time. Headaches every day. But I thought to myself, changes don’t happen overnight, you’re body often has a withdrawal effect from changes, if I really want to see how this will work for me, I have to be consistent.
♥ BE CONSISTENT ♥
♥KEEP IT SIMPLE♥
Here’s 8 Simple Ideas to Make Your Diet Healthier:
DRINK WATER, only water, coffee, and tea (obviously not loaded with sugar/cream)
EAT LOTS OF VEGETABLES, try to eat vegetables with at least 2 meals/day
Aim for low calorie, watery, green veggies
CUT OUT WHITE AND REFINED GRAINS
USE HEALTHIER OILS, in the kitchen try using olive, canola, coconut oils for cooking. (We baked all of our Christmas cookies with coconut oil, they turned out perfect!)
EAT LOTS OF PROTEIN, most people are not eating nearly enough protein. This simple step will help reduce snack cravings.
BUY MORE FRESH, NATURAL FOODS
CUT DOWN ON DAIRY MILK
♥ BE HEALTHY♥
DISCLAIMER: This post is for informational purposes only based off of general health advice. If you have or develop health conerns, please see a physician immediately before making diet changes.