5 Tips to Improve Your Diet

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5 Tips to Improve Your Diet

I have tried just about every diet that there is to try and all worked but eventually failed because it wasn’t sustainable. Sustainability is an important factor in any diet. As well as does it work for your body type.

5 Tips to Improve Your Diet

Sustainability

This is key to sticking with a diet long term. A sustainable diet often encourages a diverse range of foods, which can contribute to a well-rounded intake of essential nutrients. Consuming a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and proteins helps ensure that your body receives the necessary vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients for optimal health. Sustainable diets promote a balance between different food groups, including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, and micronutrients. This balance is crucial for maintaining proper bodily functions, energy levels, and overall health. When you find what works for you you are more likely to stick to it.

5 Tips to Improve Your Diet


Improving your diet is a positive step towards better health and well-being. Here are five tips to help you make healthier food choices:

  1. Focus on Whole Foods:
    • Prioritize real food. These include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and nuts. Whole foods are rich in nutrients and often contain fiber, which is beneficial for digestion and overall health. Shop the perimeter of the grocery store, this is where real foods are found. Avoid the inner isles where processed foods are.
    • Limit your intake of processed and packaged foods that are high in added sugars, unhealthy fats, and sodium.
  2. Practice Portion Control:
    • Be mindful of portion sizes to avoid overeating. Use smaller plates and bowls to help control portion sizes and prevent the temptation to consume larger quantities.
    • Listen to your body’s hunger and fullness cues. Eating slowly and savoring each bite can help you recognize when you’re satisfied, reducing the likelihood of overeating.
  3. Stay Hydrated with Water:
    • Drink an adequate amount of water throughout the day. Water is essential for various bodily functions, including digestion, nutrient absorption, and temperature regulation.
    • Limit sugary beverages, such as sodas and fruit juices, as they can contribute to excess calorie intake without providing the same nutritional benefits as water.
  4. Balance Macronutrients:
    • Include a balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats in your meals. Each macronutrient plays a crucial role in supporting different bodily functions.
    • I eat meat 2-3 times a week and have lots of veggies throughout the week. This works for me but may not work for you, so you do you. It’s taken me a long time to find exactly what works for me. Be patient and you will find the exact diet that works for you.
  5. Plan and Prepare Meals:
    • Plan your meals ahead of time to ensure a balanced and nutritious diet. This can help you make healthier choices and avoid relying on convenience foods.
    • Set aside time for meal preparation, and consider batch cooking to have nutritious options readily available. This can save time during busy days and reduce the likelihood of resorting to less healthy options.
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Remember, making gradual and sustainable changes to your eating habits is key. It’s also beneficial to consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian for personalized advice based on your individual health needs and goals.

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Check out my Quick & Easy Smoothies cookbook here. You will find lots of delicious recipes that you and your family will love.

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