Let’s look at the portions!
Eating healthy food does not mean that you can’t enjoy tasty food. An ideal deal is a combination of your preferences and body requirements in the right proportion. You don’t have to give up all the good stuff; you just need a good strategy to avoid overdoing it. Start by choosing a smaller plate at mealtime. Visually divide the plate into quarters and put healthy options in at least three of those quarters. If that feels too hard, start with two quarters. Avoid stacking the plate. Chew slowly and give your body time to let you know when it is full.
Veggies for winners!
One of the best ways to improve diet without dieting is to focus on additions rather than subtractions. Including healthy choices leaves less room for unhealthy choices that you can then enjoy in moderation. There are some really easy and tasty ways to add vegetables to your diet even if your favorite vegetable so far has been French fries with ketchup. Add spinach, broccoli, tomatoes or salsa to your eggs. Pair that with a whole grain English muffin or wrap for an easy meal on the go. Pass the drive-thru line and head straight to work.
Fruitful fruity fruits!
You should keep on having small quantities of fresh fruits/justices within small intervals Put slices of lemon or lime in your water to easily add vitamin C. Add berries to your yogurt, muffins or pancakes. Have an apple or banana before your workout.
Innovate your plate!
Maybe you don’t like boiled broccoli or asparagus. That doesn’t necessarily mean you don’t like them another way. Try roasting the broccoli with a little heart-healthy olive oil and sea salt; top with a few sprinkles of parmesan cheese and some pine nuts. Sauté your asparagus and wrap with prosciutto. If you hate raw carrots try cooking them with honey, dill or ginger. If you don’t like canned or frozen vegetables, try fresh-there is a world of difference in taste. Innovate and add your preferred flavors through seasoning, margination, spices etc.