I know that a lot of you have trouble sticking to a healthy diet and knowing what to eat to be healthy. And I get it! Eating healthy can be tricky when you’re not sure where to start!
So, I’m going to show you what’s the best way to start eating healthy and how to actually STICK to a healthy diet.
A good way to start eating healthy is to try clean eating! Clean eating is typically eating food in its most natural state and avoiding eating overly processed foods. I try to eat as clean as I can, but I also eat
These clean eating guidelines should provide you with information you need to start eating a healthy diet (without being too extreme) and give you a few meal ideas.
The old food pyramid has got it kind of right. With more current research though, we now
My recommendations for daily servings (Modified Food Pyramid):
If you really want to start eat healthy and actually stick to it, I would advise you to choose 10-15 healthy foods you like and make your weekly eating schedule according to that list.
If you know in advance what are you going to eat that week, it will be so much easier to make your own healthy meals and stick to your meal plan.
I love having variety in my diet and I don’t eat the same thing every day, but there are certain healthy foods that I do actually eat on most days.
Eating similar foods and sticking to a similar eating schedule helps me stay on track and it will help you too.
Here are the 10 foods that I usually eat
I don’t think you should cut out any food groups completely. But there are definitely some foods you shouldn’t consume every single day.
Here are some of the those foods:
I also have a free 7 Day Slim Down meal plan that will help you lose weight in a healthy way. It’s gluten, dairy and processed
Back when I first started eating healthy, I thought that cheat days sounded like a really great idea. Eat healthy all week and then eat bad foods on a Saturday or Sunday without feeling guilty!
However, when you start thinking of certain foods as forbidden, you tend to crave them more. That’s why I said you don’t have to cut out certain types of food completely.
If you are sticking to a balanced diet, no foods are off-limits. Instead, I recommend allowing yourself to eat treats 2-3 times per week. If you really feel like having pasta for dinner, eat it and don’t feel bad about it! You shouldn’t restrict yourself too
I like to stick to the 80:20 rule. Eat healthy 80% of the time and then allow yourself treats 20% of the time. It has honestly been a much better approach for me, and I actually stick to healthy eating better this way, rather than having designated cheat meals.
Lots of people say that you should eat 5-6 small meals per day, and eat every 2-3 hours. But it actually doesn’t really matter. As long as you are eating the right type of foods and the right amount of calories, you are on track. However, I like to eat smaller regular meals as eating regularly prevents me from getting hungry and over eating. If I don’t eat for longer than this, I get so hungry that when I do eat, I often over eat.
Just because you eat healthy, doesn’t mean you can’t go out for a meal with friends. At most cafes and restaurants, there are usually healthy options. Here are some ideas for eating out:
Your organs and tissues are made up of 70-90% water, and even your bones are 20% water. Your body NEEDS water to function correctly! Make sure you’re drinking at least 2L of water per day (can be in the form of other drinks such as tea). Plus this may also prevent you from drinking unnecessary calories from things like soft drink.
If you really want to eat healthy and change your lifestyle, it is best to have a proper plan to follow. You will be much more likely to stick to it and be consistent if you are able to follow a guide.
I have a complete nutrition and workout program that will help you eat healthy while you also train. You can find more information about my program below :)