Eating healthy. It’s a phrase people throw around often, but what does it even mean? And if you don’t know what it means, how can you stick to it?
Here’s a great definition from www.breastcancer.org, “Healthy eating means eating a variety of foods that give you the nutrients you need to maintain your health, feel good and have energy.”
Here are 3 quick tips you can incorporate today to begin eating healthier. Remember—even if you’ve gotten off track, you can get back on with the next right choice!
1. Add veggies to breakfast
The USDA recommends men and women (ages 31-50) get a daily intake of 2.5-3 cups of veggies a day (for moderate physical activity). Most people tend to get their fill at lunch and dinner, but try adding them to an omelet, frittata or wrapping it all together like the Early Bird Wrap, which has spinach and roasted sweet potatoes.
2. Save booze for the weekends
Beware of sugary cocktails filling your diet with empty calories. Skip happy hour during the week and instead savor a glass of wine on the weekend.
3. Commit to a meal plan
Knowing what and when you’re going to eat next helps you avoid last minute temptations to reach for foods that don’t support your goals. A plan also means less wasted food, saving you money.
Don’t have time to meal plan? Check out Pure Plates’ Fit ‘N Five. You’ll get 5 days’ worth of delicious, perfectly portioned, 100% gluten free meals that will set your body in motion to reduce toxins and increase energy. It’s easy to budget because you get the same low price each week, and every Thursday there’s a new menu to try. The preset menu includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and 1-2 snacks.