Five Quick Tips to Maintaining A Healthy Diet
1. Plan Ahead: Make several meals for the work-week ahead of time and store them in individual Ziplocs or Tupperware so you can grab-and-go in the mornings. Then you’ll never have an excuse to eat out for lunch.
2. Pimp Your Purse: Always carry some snacks on hand. Pack a baggie of raw almonds, carrot sticks, or your favorite piece of fruit so you’re always equipped with a healthy snack. 3. Six Meals a Day: Yes… eat six small meals each day. This will keep your metabolism going, and keep you from feeling ‘starved’ then overeating. Don’t starve yourself or wait 6 hours before eating your next meal or snack… you body will go into ‘starvation mode’ and conserve calories instead of burn them. 4. Grains: Get the majority of your carbs from whole grains. Avoid fluffy, soft breads, baked goods, and white sugars. Try dense breads with lots of whole seeds, quinoa, old fashioned oatmeal, barley, and whole wheat pasta cooked al dente. 5. Water: You’ve heard it time and time again, but drinking plenty of water is a valuable aid in weight loss and your overall health.