1. Five Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Daily
I know you've heard it plenty of times, but it's true! Your body needs these fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables provide lots of vitamins and minerals that your body needs to function. They also boost the health of you skin, hair, and nails. What you may not know is that some fruits and vegetables are actually negative Calories.
I've found that when I try to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, I end up cutting out other unhealthy foods. I also feel much more agile and less sluggish. It makes it a lot easier to work out, too.
2. Make Sure Your Sweets are Actually Treats
Sometimes, all we feel like doing all day long is eating sugar, but treating that craving never actually satisfies you.
3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast
Never, and I repeat, never skip breakfast! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It fuels you, gets your metabolism going, and keeps you from eating more later in the day. Get this! People who eat breakfast generally weigh less than those who don't. That's because when you skip breakfast, you are more likely to make poor eating choices throughout the rest of the day and your body has not had it's initial chance to start its metabolism. Also, when you get up, you usually haven't eaten for awhile. If you skip breakfast, that space between last night's dinner and this day's first meal gets even wider. Supposedly, when you go more than 12 hours without eating, your metabolism slows down by 40%. That explains why it's important to eat when you get up.
4. Drink Water
Water is important. Your body uses it to flush out toxins, dispense of waste, keep your skin moisturized, and so much more. You should try to make most of what you drink water. It's surprising how much sugar is in sports drinks and juices that are supposed to be good for you. If you have trouble remembering to drink, than carry a water bottle around with you.
5. Learn Healthy, New Recipes
Get motivated to eat healthfully by finding some new recipes you've never tried before! Here are some that I really want to try! To see more, follow my healthy recipes board on Pinterest.
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Vegan Chickpea Tacos
Oatmeal Energy Clusters
There you have it! I hope you'll consider my top five ways to eat healthier!