Have you heard of the saying “we are what we eat?” The food we eat impacts our bodies and our health. For the average American, this can be concerning as most of our diets are filled with fatty, processed foods that are high in calories. We tend to be more attracted to the junk foods than the healthy veggies and fruits that fill our fridge. These unhealthy foods can have negative impacts on mental health, it can lead to diseases like heart disease and diabetes, and it can cause obesity.
To stay healthy and happy, we’ve provided a few tips to eat right.
Meal prepping is the perfect option if you want to eat healthy throughout the week. Most of us, come home from work, we are tired, and we definitely don’t feel like cooking or going grocery shopping. Instead, do it over the weekend. Plan out your meals in advance and get cooking. We suggest finding recipes with similar ingredients so you can save money. Fit & Fresh says that this will help you lose weight, save time, make grocery shopping easier, and make you stop wasting food.
Don’t Go to the Store Hungry
Mother Nature Network reported that researchers found that those who view high-calorie food in a hungry state might reflect increased inhibitory control when responding to the foods. Meaning, when hungry, our inhibitions lessen and make it more difficult to resist high-calorie foods. If you do go hungry, make sure to stick with list. Always go to the grocery store with a plan. Go down the aisles you need and stay away from the junk food aisles. This is a great tip for buying healthy food and saving money.
Foods that Fill you Up
Often, we go for the foods that don’t fill us up. Try adding more protein and foods with higher fiber into your diet. Studies show that these foods are the most filling macro-nutrient. If you’re looking for some filling and healthy foods to try, Healthline recommends boiled potatoes, eggs, oatmeal, fish, and nuts. Foods like nuts for example, are a nutrient-rich snack that is high in healthy fats and protein.
Grab your Glasstic and drink up! Sometimes our brains trick us to think we are hungry when we are actually thirsty. Sometimes mild dehydration can cause headache, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, but many people can also experience the hunger cues like a stomach growling. According to Livestrong, water helps you feel better and helps your body function normally. Make sure you are drinking the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day. Fill up the Glasstic!
What are your tips and tricks for healthy options? Share with us today!