7 Small Steps toward a Healthy Diet

7 Small Steps toward a Healthy Diet

All of us desire a healthy lifestyle. While only a small chunk of us can achieve that goal. Each one of us has tried walking on the road of having a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating. But, most people fail to reach the destination. So the question arises, Is the road to healthy eating and a healthy diet very difficult? The answer is a clear no, all you need to know is the right and small steps are taken towards it.

It is not at all needed to quit your habits or start following a fixed routine of healthy eating, regulate calorie intake and stop junk food. This is the place where everyone falls. The idea here is not to change the habits but to inculcate new habits. As it is rightly said you cannot change everything you want at once.

Every process has its predefined small steps and if you follow each of them sincerely, the milestone is just a step away from start. Here are 7 steps towards a healthy diet.

1. Trick your mind

 

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Simple but at most difficult step in healthy eating is to trick your mind. Many of us might have tried doing this many times. So, how this helps in a healthy diet? The answer is when your mind is calm and peaceful you tend to get more benefits from every nutrient in the food you eat. Always keep yourself in a happy atmosphere while having food. Always keep saying I am happy and smiling while you eat even without any reason. There is no added purpose to smile when you have the most remarkably cooked food in front of you. Yes, it might be difficult at times but can be done with a firm self-belief.

2. Always add not subtract

Never try to remove unhealthy junk food from your diet, instead, add more healthy food to the list. The reason is pretty simple; you tend to attract the most to the things that are taken away fastest. So, to have a healthy diet just reduce the portion of unhealthy food instead of completely omitting it. Slowly continue this and you will end up eating all healthy without craving for junk food.

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3. Never Eat Alone

The biggest reason for unhealthy eating habits is eating alone in front of the screen. It straight away leads to overeating. Eating with family and friends divides the food portion but unities the bond. Also, it keeps your mind calm, peaceful, and happy which leads to enjoyment in every bite of the food. And if you are eating out in a restaurant it always saves food and money waste.

4. Bring Colours in Plate

 

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We can’t even imagine life without colors. As there are colors of happiness in life, there should be colors on your plate. Add a good amount of fruits and veggies in diet. The more colorful the plate looks the more delighted a person is after seeing that plate. Also, the different colors have different proteins and vitamins which is needed for a balanced diet.

5. Divide into half

Make a habit to divide food into half whole grains and a half to refined grains. It’s always advised to go brown like bread, rice, or sugar. These are a lot more healthy than white. Choose all the green, orange, and red vegetables and add fruits as a dessert, main, or side. Fruits and vegetables are a great combination for the combo multivitamin needs of the body.

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6. Takeout time for eating

Don’t rush in the process at all; take small baby steps in heading towards healthy eating. Make food nourishment not an anytime quaff. Eat slowly and chew it don’t gulp the food. Eating slowly helps to control the mind and eat exactly how much the body needs. The mind takes a few minutes to signal the body about its need for fulfillment. Give brain time and avoid overeating.  

7. Control your eating

Eat a healthy and king-like breakfast it will kick start your body. Avoid late-night eating and keep a gap of at least 10 hours between dinner and breakfast. Never use food as a drug to reduce sadness, boredom, or to manage stress and emotions. Food is even more addictive if we get into this trap.

Yes, it might not be easy, but it is not at all impossible. Healthy eating can be achieved over time all you need is to take the right step and keep moving.

 

About Hitesh Agrawal

Hitesh Agrawal is a food blogger and a content creator who has mixed his engineering knowledge with his marketing skills to create a world of fantastic food blog that not only gives you knowledge but a lot of entertainment. You can follow him on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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