You want to get healthier and you know that there is a lot you can do. But where can you start? Here are some ideas for changes that are simple, but which can have a big effect.
- Cut Out Processed Food
Depending on how much processed food you eat this one could be a bit of a challenge, but it is definitely a necessary thing that you need to do on your journey towards living a healthier life.
It is understandable given the pace of people’s daily lives that they opt for something that is super convenient. The problem is that there is a lot of hidden sodium, fats, and sugar, and there can be a whole host of other things like artificial flavors and colors.
Finding some things that are easy to prepare can be a good first step towards eating more natural food. The idea that it is more expensive to eat non-processed food might change when you consider the good nutrition you get, and how much more good food is going to fill you up, where with processed food you may end up snacking a lot because you’re still hungry.
Making a decision to change is the first step, see more about making that first decision.
- Get A Good Water Bottle
You have probably heard a lot about how much water you should be drinking. You should just be drinking water, no matter the amount. Some is better than none.
It can be hard to put it in as a habit, but having a great water bottle that keeps the water at a good temperature and tasting good is going to help.
It has a lot of health benefits – it lubricates joints, flushes body waste, it’s essential for your kidneys and other bodily functions. It can help with weight loss.
- Make Sure Half Of Every Meal Is Veggies
Veggies are a great way to change your health for the better. Vegetables are one of those things that people come to hate pretty early on, but it can be fixed.
When some people think about eating vegetables they just see a giant plate of foreboding vegetables, and forget that the idea is to achieve a balance in what you are eating.
You also have to consider that you may not have been preparing vegetables in the best way in the past, so try out some different ways of making those vegetables more appetizing. Watch some cooking programs for ideas.
- Trade Soda For Seltzer
If you have ever seen one of those scary graphics with a can of soda and the amount of sugar that it contains, it is hard to keep drinking it afterwards. 39 grams per average can of soda. The American Heart Association recommends 37.5 grams or 9 teaspoons for a man a day, and 25 grams or 6 teaspoons for a woman.
This one isn’t only giving you way more sugar than you need to be consuming dietarily, it is also going to affect your oral health as well.
Switching to straight up water may be difficult, and seltzer has that fizz, so it is a good step between. Seltzer also has the advantage of being good for your digestion.
It doesn’t have to be painful. If you take the whole thing gradually, and don’t try to just leap from one way of living to a new lifestyle, it will be a lost easier to confront. And you are likely to have more success.