Healthy Eating

While most women are well clued up about healthy eating, men aren’t always the best at devising a balanced diet for themselves. However, you are what you eat, and living a healthy lifestyle couldn’t be more important for men of any age.

The key is to keep it simple and easy to stick to, so here are my tips for choosing the right foods for better health.

Start With Shopping

Shopping has the potential to make or break your diet. If you don’t buy the right food, you can’t prepare the right food and that means that you’ll end up eating the wrong food. Here are my tricks for getting it right.

cool shopping outfit for women

Always shop after working out. This will ensure you’re feeling at your most motivated and will want to choose healthy foods, but avoid shopping if you haven’t eaten for a while. Shop when you’re full and you’ll avoid the temptation to buy rubbish and snacks. One way of making sure you get it right is to write out a list before you head to the supermarket. Never use a shopping cart when you hit the store – use a basket, you’ll get in all the essentials without room for extra junk and plan your route through the store in advance so you don’t spend time wandering and choosing random items. Also, most importantly of all, don’t be taken in by marketing buzzwords. It may say “natural, “whole wheat” or “diet” but that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily healthy. Choose real, whole foods and you won’t go wrong.

Cook Healthy

woman preparing healthy food

It’s hard to avoid eating junk when you just don’t want to cook at the end of a long day. One way to avoid this is by preparing food in advance so that you can just mindlessly defrost a healthy meal and sit down to dine. It can be hard to mind your calories if you eat a larger portion than you thought. Take care of the size of plate you use and avoid salad dressings and sweet sauces which load on calories. Instead, switch to herbs and spices to add flavor without fat.

Eating Healthily

Savor food and avoid eating too quickly. Remember it takes around half an hour for your brain to realize your body’s full. If you find it hard to eat slowly, switch to using the wrong hand to slow you up. You should also spend more time talking at the dinner table as this will take longer to eat the food. Enjoy some conversation, and focus your mind. Also, drink a lot of water as this helps you to feel full. Never eat until you feel stuffed, stop when you’re 80% full. You can do this by leaving a small amount of food or by making your portion size smaller. Another way to avoid bingeing is to have several small meals through the day rather than one enormous dinner.

eating nutrional healthy salad

Following a healthy diet gives your body and mind a makeover that is like a fresh coat of paint. Follow these helpful tips and you’ll find that you eat better, feel better and look better.