There is so much advice on how to eat healthy and to be honest, it sometimes feels like too much to digest. Especially when you feel constantly hungry and worried about too much sugar or fats. With all the diet fads, gourmet trends, and ever-growing variety of superfoods, eating well has got rather complicated.
GYMGUYZ in St. Albans advise that eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult. The important thing is to stick to the basics, take a look at these easy tips.
Check the nutrition label
Do check the labels before you purchase your foods. You will definitely see if there are unnecessary ingredients in something that would appear to be healthy. For instance, bread does not need any added sugar.
Eat whole foods
As we all know a potato comes from the ground, an egg from a hen. Processed foods takes out nutrients such as antioxidants and fibre. Also, much worse is the fact, a lot of processed foods tend to have unnecessary ingredients like extra sodium and sugar. So, basically if you want to shop healthier, look for products that have been minimally processed.
Eat crunchy foods
Good crunchy foods are – apples, celery, snap peas and nuts. Not a packet of crisps! The more you chew food, the slower you eat and the more time your body has to register the fullness.
Eat more mindfully
When you sit down for your meal, try to savour each bite. Especially the first few, because those are the bites you will enjoy most. It actually takes your brain about 20 minutes to realise your tummy is full. If you’re throwing back food for fun, the you will accidentally eat past the full process and end up totally stuffed.
Drink more water
If you keep well-hydrated it helps your body function properly, and it also helps make sure you don’t overeat. Also, staying hydrated keeps you from overeating. Basically, no harm can come from drinking a glass of water.
Snack more often
In between meals, do have a snack. If you go too long in between meals without any food, it is difficult to have your next meal without overeating Snacks high in protein and fibre will give you the energy you need to get through the day. However, those that are high in refined carbs and sugar will give you a sudden blood sugar spike that will eventually cause you to feel even more tired.
However, the best way to keep on track, is to book a GYMGUYZ Home Personal Trainer in St. Albans. They will devise an exercise and nutritional plan and teach you to fully understand the importance of eating well.
GYMGUYZ do all the hard work, all you have to do is stick to the eating and fitness plan and you will achieve weight loss and become so much healthier!