Eating properly is something that we can all do. Even if it might sound like a difficult thing to do at first, the reality is that eating well is simple, enjoyable, and it can significantly enhance our health, emotions, and overall life. However, the problem is that many of us develop poor eating habits, and especially when we are busy when it can seem so much easier to grab takeout or cook up a TV meal in the microwave – or skip meals altogether – rather than eating fresh, nutritious, healthy food.
This does not have to be the case, however. The following suggestions will help you eat properly regardless of your lifestyle.
If you’ve ever missed a meal because you weren’t hungry or ate just a tiny amount because you couldn’t face it, you’ll remember how ill you felt the following day. That’s because going to bed after not eating for many hours means the body has nothing to use when it comes to healing itself overnight, and you won’t feel relaxed or rejuvenated.
If you don’t have an appetite, try some activity and doing some exercise, however small an amount (a walk to the end of the street and back, or running up the stairs two or three times might be enough) before you eat since it will boost your metabolism and make you feel hungry. You can also try supplements that will help you have a healthier appetite. This could be CBD patches, or you could try zinc or fish oil supplements.
If you don’t always eat properly because of a lack of time, this is a simple issue to fix. When you do have time to make something fresh and nutritious, cook more than you need – it won’t take you any more time, just more ingredients (and if you can buy those ingredients when they’re on special offer, you won’t have to spend any more – or much more – either).
Eat just what you need and store the remainder in healthy portions that can be easily taken from the freezer, defrosted, and reheated when you have less time than it would take to cook something from scratch. This way, you’ll always know there’s something fresh and tasty waiting for you, and you won’t be tempted to get takeout (so you will be saving money here too).
Include Fruits And Vegetables
A healthy, well-balanced diet can never contain too much fruit and vegetables, so even if you believe you’re getting enough, you can – and should – increase your intake. For breakfast, try slicing a banana over your cereal or toss some lettuce into your sandwich for lunch. Have some fresh fruit instead of a biscuit or a piece of cake. Although it may feel like a hassle at first, you will quickly get used to it, and you will notice that you feel better for it as well, which will help you keep up the new good habit.
Eat More Fish
Fish is a great source of protein as well as important vitamins and minerals, but most of us don’t include fish in our diets at all – we tend to overlook it while cooking and instead choose meat. Increasing our fish consumption, on the other hand, will help us lose some weight and become healthy. Each week, try to consume at least two portions of fish, one oily and one non-oily.
Salmon, trout, and sardines are examples of oily fish. Haddock, tuna, and cod are examples of non-oily fish.