Making small changes to the types of foods you eat can have an enormous impact on your health, energy levels, and physique. There are so many minor changes you can make, and so many of them really easy to do! I’m going to list out 15 tips that I apply to my eating, and hopefully you can use a few of these ideas. These are all just suggestions, and you don’t have to do them all, but a few of these small changes can make a noticeable difference!
- Drink more Water
- Drink Green Tea
- Replace milk with plant based alternatives such as almond, oat, or coconut.
- Reduce foods with a lot of sauces, you’d be surprised the amount of calories they add to your meals. Try something like Frank’s Red Hot, or other alternatives
- Reduce sugar in tea or coffee, try an alternative like organic stevia
- Go brown or wholemeal for breads, pastas, and other carbs
- Try sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes
- Eat more greens & proteins and less carbs (you don’t need to cut them out entirely!)
- Use coconut or extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil
- Look for healthier alternatives to your favorite recipes, e.g. Oat crusted chicken tenders instead of normal breaded chicken tenders. Or buckwheat pancakes instead of regular pancakes
- Reduce the amount of processed foods you consume like chips, chocolates, and so on
- Control your portion sizes, try working by handfuls or weighing out your food. It makes a huge difference to the amount of calories you’e consuming
- Have healthier snacks like fruits (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and apples are great), or nuts like cashews, walnuts, and brazil nuts
- Space out your meals. Leaving around 2 1/2 to 3 hours between meals will help fuel your metabolism properly, as well as regulate your blood sugar levels and manage your appetite
- Don’t drink your calories! If you’re going out for coffee, have an americano or ask for almond milk in your latte/cappuccino (you’d be surprised at the amount of places that have it). If you’re drinking alcohol, try lighter and clear drinks; they’re usually lower in calories, and avoid sugary cocktails!
Do you have any other healthy eating tips? If you do, let me know in the comments! 🙂