How to Make Healthy Eating a Lifestyle

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In honor of National Nutrition Month, we want to talk about how we can improve our health with food. Let’s go over some of the best ways to make healthy eating a lifestyle!

Of course, everyone already knows how important it is to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet. Fueling your body with nutritious food helps you feel energized, mentally strong, and physically ready to take on the day. On the other hand, regularly consuming snacks and meals that are lacking in any real nutritional value is the quickest way to make you feel sluggish, unmotivated, and foggy. 

If you’re looking to clean up your eating habits so that you feel your absolute best, we’re here to help! Below, you’ll find our favorite tips for making healthy eating a lifestyle!

Our 5 Top Tips for Making Healthy Eating a Lifestyle

Give Your Snacks a Healthy Makeover

Snacks can make or break your healthy eating routine. You should absolutely reach for a snack when you’re in need of a little boost of mid-day energy. However, chips, candy, or other unhealthy snacks are just going to make you feel sluggish, even if they do fill you up in the short term. 

If you’re trying to make healthy eating a lifestyle, it’s time to say goodbye to those nutrition-lacking snacks and replace them with health-boosting alternatives. Need some inspiration? Check out this article: 10 Easy and Healthy Snack Ideas. Don’t worry – these snacks are just as satisfying, but way better for your overall well being! 

Replace Eating Out with Easy & Nutritional At-Home Meals

Here’s a scenario you’re probably familiar with: you come home after a long day of work, wearily head to the fridge to find something quick to whip up…and immediately decide that it’d be easier to order takeout instead (despite the fact that we all know it’s not the healthiest option). 

It’s common to be unrealistic with how much time and energy we’ll have to prep a healthy home-cooked meal. We’ll find the perfect recipe and buy the groceries over the weekend. But then, by the time Monday evening rolls around, we find ourselves too tired to actually make the meal. 

If this sounds like you, now’s the perfect time to make healthy eating a lifestyle by finding some genuinely easy yet nutritional recipes that aren’t too daunting to take on after a long work day. Head over to Pinterest or check out your favorite food bloggers to find some dinner recipes that sound exciting to you. Try to aim for simple options with fewer ingredients that will take less than 20 minutes (or whatever is reasonable for you). Once you have these effortless recipes in rotation, you’ll be far less likely to fall into the bad habit of ordering unhealthy takeout week after week. 

Limit Sugar-Packed Drinks & Stay Hydrated

Keeping your body hydrated is absolutely crucial for staying healthy. That said, unfortunately sodas and other sweet drinks aren’t going to cut it. Not only do they not do much for your hydration levels, but these types of drinks easily spike your sugar and calorie intake. 

In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, staying hydrated is key. Mayo Clinic recommends that men should drink about 15.5 cups per day, and women should drink about 11.5 cups per day. 

If drinking that much water sounds tricky to you – or if you need some type of healthy alternative to your go-to sweet drinks – we recommend trying out Superfood Tabs! These tabs are packed with 15 natural superfoods that control cravings, improve energy levels, fight bloating, and curb appetite. Simply drop a tab into a tall glass of water to create a delicious and refreshing sugar-free berry-flavored drink. You’ll easily meet your daily water intake – while enjoying extra health benefits!

Cut Down on Your Alcohol Consumption

Similarly, it’s important to try to limit your alcohol intake as much as possible. Many alcoholic drinks are packed with sugar and empty calories, and of course, we all know that they aren’t doing our health any favors. 

While you don’t have to say goodbye to alcohol completely (there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself!), try to find alternatives so that you’re less likely to automatically reach for a drink. Try winding down at the end of the day with a cup of chamomile tea instead of a glass of red wine. When meeting up with friends, rather than heading to your favorite bar yet again, suggest other local activities. 

Fill Up Half Your Plate with an Assortment of Veggies and Fruits

A more colorful plate doesn’t just look prettier – it’s healthier for you, too! As a general rule of thumb, for each meal, try to fill up half of your plate with fruits and vegetables. When possible, try to also have a piece of fruit or small serving of veggies along with your snacks. This will help you ensure you’re getting the fiber, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs for maximum health!

Ready to take a healthier approach to eating? Add Superfood Tabs to your healthy eating lifestyle!

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