Tuesday, April 11, 2017

6 Tips To Eating Healthier*

Eating healthy is not as hard as it seems, or as hard as people make it out to be. It just takes a lot of determination to wanting to live a healthier lifestyle through your eating. But you do have to have the right mindset to be able to do it. You can’t let yourself think that it's okay to eat one healthy meal a day and the rest can be whatever you want. That will never work. So, here are some tip to help you in starting to eat your healthier diet.

  1. Image result for the outskirts of the inside of a grocery storeShop On The Outside of The Grocery Stores: If you have never heard of this trick, it is very helpful when you are grocery shopping and only want to purchase healthy foods. When you go into the grocery store try and stay on the outskirts of the store while doing your shopping. This is where you are going to find everything essential for starting a healthy diet and getting your healthy foods. Avoid the middle aisles at all costs that is where you are going to pick up the junk that you do not need. If you think about it the fruits and veggies, meats, dairy, and deli fresh products are all on the outskirts of the stores.

  1. Eat More White Meats: I know that you have heard this before, it is really common in most diets to eat white meat instead of red meats. That is because it has more healthy proteins and less fats.

  1. Don’t Drink Your Calories: When you are thinking of your calorie intake you may not know that drinking your calories is not good for you. These new fad diets where you are drinking shakes are not as healthy or you as they may seem. Drinking your calories makes it hard for you to burn them, then if you were just eating them.

  1. Image result for clean eating grocery listMake a Grocery List: Don’t ever go to the grocery store without a list. Always make sure that you have one, they are key when trying to eat a healthy clean diet. When you go in without a list you have a tendency to just grab and go but then you get home and realize nothing you have bought is either not healthy, or you have nothing to actually make a meal with.

  1. Never Go Anywhere Hungry: Don’t ever leave your house hungry. When you do, you have a tendency to just grab whatever is the closest or the easiest. And those things may not be what is healthy. Always leave healthy foods in your car incase you accidentally leave the house hungry.

6. Meal Prepping: Prep all your meals the night before or even at the beginning of the week. This way you never get in a pinch and you always have the healthy and rights food to eat for each day. And this is a good way to keep yourself accountable for what you are eating. Meal prepping can help so much in your everyday life.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Video Blog: The first steps in clean eating

This video blog is a very helpful video for first time “Clean Eaters”, it has all of the essential information that you need when first starting out. It is very helpful when you are first starting out to know exactly what to purchase when you are going to the grocery store and trying to buy the right foods. A little tip is if you go to the grocery store stay away from the middle isles. If you can shop on the outside of the store you will get the healthiest foods in the store.  

Image result for clean eating 101Like said in the video, before you go to the grocery store make a list of the things that you are going to need. Not just a list of; I need apples, bananas, milk, and chicken. But a list that has categories such as, protein, fruits, veggies, and maybe carbs. Everyone knows that when you get into the grocery store it is very easy to just grab something easy to eat on the way home as a snack, but most of the things that you are going to grab are not going to be something that is good for you. Food for thought, as everyone knows and as the video says “ never go to the grocery store hungry.” Also, never go to the grocery store without a list, that causes you to just do the “grab and go” and you normally end up with things that you don’t need and that are not with you diet. Lists are the best thing for you when you are going into a grocery store and shopping for healthy foods for the first time.

For beginner “clean eaters” they may think that it cost to much to eat healthy and to get the foods that they need, but it is not always that expensive. If you make yourself a list and as you are going through the store you can make sure that you only get what is on the list. If you can stick to your list you can manage a budget and it won’t be as expensive.

Watching this video I learned things that I did not know before watching. I never thought of on my list putting something like I am buying bananas to use in my smoothies. But that is a good idea because then you know what you bought it to use for and it won’t go to waste. Also, I learned that you should not drink your calories. I mean, I knew that drinking soda and juice was bad but I never knew that if you were getting your calories from something you can drink, that it was not as good as from a food, I just thought that calories were calories and that they were the same no matter where they came from.  

I hope you enjoy this video and the information that you can get from watching it!