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Healthy Eating 101: Habits To Start Doing Now

When people hear of “healthy eating,” in an instant, their minds are filled with the “what’s” and rarely the “how’s.” You could be one of them. Timing and food selection significantly matter for one to consider himself/herself eating healthy.

As it’s known, eating affects the well-being of a person. Even at work, if you and your co-workers are displaying great people skills in the office, then it’s safe to assume that you have been adequately nourished that day. People tend to be grumpy when hungry.

Here are some habits you may want to start doing in making sure that you’re healthy eating:

  1. Eat just the right amount.

Don’t be a glutton. It takes about 20 minutes for the body to process that it’s already full. Apply the 80% rule that says; only eat 80% to your stomach’s fullness to avoid the feeling of being bloated.

  1. Take time in digesting your food.

Chew your food properly. Don’t rush it. Aside from it helps your metabolism; it also helps you to avoid overeating.

  1. Do not eat beyond 9 P.M.

This rule is derived from the fact that our bodies start the detoxification process beyond 9 P.M. If there’s a need for you to eat, just eat lightly.

  1.   Make sure to have breakfast.

Starting the day right and doing it with a good breakfast is one of the keys to a productive day. See to it that you include protein on your plate to give you a kick-start for a very long day ahead.

  1. Don’t deprive yourself of food.

Yes, you got it right! You can eat frequently but with healthy food and less quantity. If you’re at home or in the office, your snacks can be provided by Snack Nation healthy snack delivery. Being at work is not an excuse of making your body suffer from hunger. Leave your desk and visit the pantry.

  1. Start with veggies.

When eating a full meal, start with those greens or any vegetable, so your body is fed with those nutrients first. It’s like there’s a set pattern. You start with the nutritious food down to the less healthy ones. You still eat all kinds of food yet your body is assured that it’s well-nourished.


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  1. Cook for yourself often.

You have fewer choices and worse if no option at all to go for a healthy meal if you rely on buying from a store. If you’re the one cooking, you can decide on which food to eat that satisfies your palate. Eating healthy with pleasure!

If you don’t know how to cook, then it’s about time to get those cookbooks or stream those cooking shows. There are a lot of options out there to help you get started. All you need is the will to do it.

  1. Don’t neglect the drinking of water.

Water contributes to your metabolism. Keeping yourself hydrated the whole day goes a long way. Make sure to drink more than eight glasses every day.

  1. Consume healthy fats.

Too much fat in our body is unhealthy. However, your body needs fat! It’s required in order to process some nutrients and even for cell growth. You can supply your body with healthy fat from the right sources such as nuts, avocados, healthy oils, and dairy.

  1. Be a fan of fruits.

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” This is such an exclusive statement, yet it tells us that fruit has nutrients to keep your body healthy. Eating a considerable amount of fruits each meal gives you that energy you need. When you eat fruits, this could be just a mind game, but your body feels so light and clean. If you can go by each meal without fruit in it, then you better start adding fruit on your plate now. Be mindful of it. Be uncomfortable without it. When this becomes a habit, you’ll search your canteen or the store first before eating a meal to make sure you have fruit included.

Overall

Change maybe is constant but when it comes to healthy eating, it’s something that you need to decide on. Once you have decided to start doing things towards achieving healthy eating, you don’t have to take those leaps directly, you can start with small steps. Practicing change daily leads to permanence and permanence means that it has become a habit.

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Review: paleo-friendly cookies. (No, really.)

Whenever I’m surfing Pinterest and land on something about “paleo-friendly cookies”, my eyes roll legit ALL the way back in my head. Okay, let me just spend three hours in the kitchen covered in almond flour and when I emerge, I’ll weakly smile and force this bitter pencil eraser of a baked good on my friends and family. We’ll tell ourselves it’s good as we enter its only saving grace, great macros, into MyFitnessPal.

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Simple Dinner Recipes for a Sexy Body

It is everyone’s dream to have a good looking, sexy body. But the journey towards achieving that can be quite challenging. There are some lifestyle changes you will need to make if you want to stay shapely and sexy, one of them being choosing carefully the foods that you eat. You do not necessarily need to starve yourself or force yourself to eat more than you should to look great. You just need to adopt a diet plan that involves eating a balanced diet that features nutrients in the right proportions. If you usually snack a lot between meals, you may need to tone down a little bit to be able to achieve the results that you are looking for. It will also be a good idea to embrace eating home cooked meals. Do not just rely on restaurant foods. Even if you have a busy schedule, you can still be able to cook healthy meals at home and enjoy eating them with your family. There are some recipes that you can easily prepare with a slow cooker. Continue reading “Simple Dinner Recipes for a Sexy Body”

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Hosting the Holiday Dinner: Tips and Tricks to Make You a Better St. Nick

This is your first year hosting the holiday dinner. You want it to be the talk of the family for years to come, and not because it was a failure, but because you were such a dynamite host.

There are the invitations to send, the menu to put together and the seating to organize. There’s knowing which aunt to seat next to which cousin and which china goes best with which runner. In short, there’s a lot to being a host! Here are some tried and true methods in creating a festive holiday atmosphere without burning the candle at both ends.

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Sustainable Energy For Your Next Adventure

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Clif Bar & Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

Did you guys hear that I’m doing the Spartan? Yep, that’s right – come February (along with my team Will Burpee for Beer – great name, eh?) I’ll be in a race where we’ll jump over fire, crawl under barbed wire, throw spears, scale walls and complete more obstacles you can’t even imagine. Am I intimidated? You bet. But I’m also excited, and training up for the big day.

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