With food servings larger and loaded with more sugar it is a BIG challenge eating healthy in an unhealthy world BUT If you plan ahead you can be on your way to reaching your wellness goals.
You may have to bring healthy snacks/lunch with you during your busy day but I promise it will be worth the effort in the long run. As a Health Coach and Personal Trainer my philosophy towards feeling healthy is simple- Eat With A Purpose meaning listen to your body and give it whole healthy foods with an occasionally treat from time to time. Adopt this mindset 3 to 5 days per week to start and you will begin noticing how great you feel.
Here are 4 sustainable lifestyle tips to being healthy in an unhealthy world:
Be aware of your food environment
It’s important to understand that the food in the environment surrounding you could be keeping you from reaching your health goals. Do your friends prefer to eat at restaurants that don’t offer healthy options? In addition, take a close look at snacks and other food items in your pantry hat could be sabotaging your success.
Choose whole, fresh foods
It’s best to choose fresh foods whenever possible. Processed and package foods often contain a lot of sodium and sugar. Added sugars introduce extra, empty calories into your diet, which can lead to weight gain. Excess sodium may increase your risk for cancer.
Watch your portion sizes
Studies show that eating from a large container or package can cause people to eat more.
We tend to fill these large containers, instead of controlling our portions, so try using smaller bowls, slow down eating and stop when full.
By moderating your portion sizes, you can cut back on excess calories and manage your weight.
Planning is essential to your health Before you head to the grocery store, plan your meals for the next few days. Create your grocery list and stick to it. Eat breakfast and bring your own snacks to ensure that you have healthy choices.
This way it won’t matter if the larger food environment isn’t healthy, Because you’ve created a healthy one for yourself.