When you hear the word diet what immediately goes through your mind? Most would answer ‘unhealthy thoughts’. Diet would require drastic changes in food and lifestyle. This could be true for some but in reality, diets shouldn’t have to be extremely hard to follow for them to work. In fact, it should only require some minor changes in your daily routine and eating habits. These small changes if you do them right would have lifelong benefits that could not just help you lose weight but could eventually save your life. So read on and find out 4 easy diet life changes.
- Have a lot more of that HEALTHY fat!
Adding more fat to your diet will help make you healthier. But it’s not just any fat you need to get more of, it’s healthy fat. The body actually needs good fat for it to work more efficiently. Taking away all sources of fat in the body won’t do it any good. Changing your regular everyday fat consumption into good fat consumption will help you lose weight and become a whole lot healthier. Healthy fats found in argan oil, olive oil, nuts, avocado, and different seeds would help your body to function well. Replacing your cooking oil with argan oil and/or olive oil for example will help you enjoy that deep fried chicken breast even more. Argan oil in particular is not only tasty, but it is also healthy. Having high amounts of antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids that are good for your body, eating has never been this healthy before.
- Drink right!
In your daily beverages, drinking more water and green tea will help you with your diet. Water is necessary for all bodily functions including digestion. Drinking more water and green tea instead of sodas and sugar-filled drinks will help you in your diets. Drinking sodas are habit forming too. The more you drink soda, the more your brain associates it with other unhealthy foods like chips and fries. So stick to healthy beverages.
- Eat the most important meal of the day!
Breakfast. A lot of people in their busy schedule skip breakfast and go straight to a heavy lunch. Have a good solid breakfast! Eating foods that will fill you up like eggs and whole wheat bread will not only keep you full longer but will also give you more energy. Skipping breakfast would lead you to binging and a sluggish day.
- Rotate those proteins!
Our body needs proteins but having too much of them is not good for the body and the weighing scale as well. Protein which is mostly found in animal products should be rotated. Have a meat-healthy meal twice a week instead of 5-7 times a week. Incorporate more vegetables and fish into your diet. Train yourself to have meat as a side dish to vegetables instead of the other way around. This would help you lose those extra inches faster than you think!
Diets need not be difficult and life altering changes need not be made. A few tweaks and minor changes in how and what you eat will go a long way!