Whether you are looking on to lose weight or simply follow a healthy diet, you must know some quick tips that will help you develop some really healthy eating habits and keep you fit. Here are 5 of them:
1. Fill your plate with veggies
Filling your plate with veggies will ensure you consume more of fiber, vitamins and proteins and less of carbs. You should try to satisfy your hunger with a lot of veggies and less of breads. Following this will keep you full without consuming too much carbs.
2. Don’t starve yourself
Many people mistake ‘dieting’ with skipping meals. Irrespective of the fact that you want to lose weight, you should not skip any meal of the day. It is a common perception that skipping meals let you lose weight. But in reality, when you starve yourself for a period of time, you tend to eat more afterwards.
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3. Drink water before meal
If you are willing to lose weight but always end up eating too much because you are always hungry, then you must drink a glass of water 5 minutes before starting your meal. Often it is our thirst that is mistaken as hunger, and once we drink water, we are ready half full and so, eat less.
4. Don’t just count calories
No doubt we should be careful with our calorie consumption and follow the ideal limit, but just relying on calories won’t give you a fair deal. There are a number of items which are high in calories but contain high nutritional values, on the other hand a lot of low calorie foods contain zero nutritional benefits too. So, look for the contents to make ideal choice of what you should consume.
5. Have a balanced diet
Yes, it is important to have lots of fiber, vitamins and proteins which are present in veggies and fruits, but it is also important to consume carbohydrates and good fats. Our emphasis should be on taking a well-balanced diet instead of avoiding carbs and fats.