We are now well into the new year and it got me thinking about whether or not there are people out there who have given up on their new year’s resolutions?
We can all be guilty of trying to take on too much change in the new year.
A diet to lose some weight or feel healthier, exercise when we haven’t done any for a while, or even trying to take on a career change or lifestyle change in some way.
It can all be too much and we can fail to try to do too many things at once.
However, while diets may not always be sustainable, a healthy balanced diet should be, so I thought I would share with you five ways you can incorporate a healthy balanced diet into your life.
Think about where you shop and get your ingredients
One of the first things to do is to think about the places you shop and the type of food you buy.
Try and avoid convenience food if you can help it and consider buying fresh organic ingredients where possible.
Online farm shops like Double Branch Farms or similar are great sources as they can provide you with fresh ingredients that are often of very high quality.
Lean meats and fresh vegetables are great places to start if you are looking to balance your diet.
Meal planning can really help
The next thing to think about would be meal planning. Planning ahead of time can stop you reaching for a take-out menu or opting for convenience food because it is fast.
Having the ingredients in stock and also planning meals that will be prepared with speed can help you stay on the right track.
Meal prep ahead of time can also be a real time saver for things like chopping veg or marinating meats, for example.
Drink plenty of water
Water is nature’s natural detox and is a great way to ensure that you keep your body healthy and balanced.
Drinking more than two liters a day is great for your digestive system, but also can help increase energy levels.
Add variety to your diet
Healthy eating can often be perceived as boring, I understand that, so you may want to try and add a bit of variety to your weekly menu.
Sure fish and vegetables are healthy, but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t think outside of the box and turn those ingredients into a wonderful aromatic curry or a fragrant pie.
Get everyone involved and document your journey
Finally, a healthier diet is far easier to incorporate into everyday life is the rest of the family are involved and eating the same foods.
So encourage them to be part of the change.
They will automatically feel better and start to see results just like you will.
You could also document your journey on social media platforms like Instagram.
Where you may even find inspiration for recipes and advice on how to stick to certain diets.
Make It a Habit
I hope that this has encouraged you to incorporate a healthier diet into your life.
Shopping, planning, and meal planning are the keys to maintaining a healthier way of eating.
Keep working on changing your eating habits and it will soon be a natural way of eating for you.
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