Make healthier choices

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Many of us have tried losing weight, dieting, being healthier and many of us have incredibly failed at it (me included). Most of the times, we failed because we didn’t make the best choices regarding food. And it is soooo difficult! Making healthy choices is one of the most difficult things in the world! I love fries and Italian food with all my heart. And when I go to a restaurant I’d of course rather eat a delicious lasagna than a salad. Don’t get me wrong, I like salads, but damn I love pasta. But why does it have to be so fricking difficult to make healthier choices? It is just not fair! Well, unfortunately, life is unfair my friends. But we can’t change anything by just complaining (I really wish we could), so, here are some tips to make making healthier choices easier.

Focus on your goals and be inspired

This is easier said than done, but if you’re constantly reminding yourself of your goals, you’ll be more likely to achieve them. For example, I like to follow a lot of Instagram accounts about healthy food and fit inspiration. And whenever I scroll through Instagram I just see healthy food and people doing exercise and I keep telling myself that I want to be like that, I want to be healthier. There are also a lot of apps that send you reminders throughout the day. My favourite app is “My Water“, it reminds me to take enough water every day.

Know what you’re eating

By this, I don’t mean you should focus only on calories but on the ingredients. It is really incredible we don’t know what we are actually eating, we don’t know what we’re consuming on a daily basis. Many foods may seem healthy but really aren’t. And after realizing what you’re about to eat is made of, you’ll be thinking twice before actually eating it. I’m just telling you that knowing more about what you eat, will definitely help you make healthier choices. But tracking calories and nutrients is really good as well! There are lots of apps designed to help with this, like My fitness pal, Lose It! Noom Coach, and more.

Make healthy swaps

Just replace something unhealthy by something healthy. For example, replace rice with couscous or quinoa. Or replace white bread with 100% whole grain bread. The swaps you could make are endless, but to start, here are some ideas of foods you could swap.

 

Portions

Deciding to live a healthy life doesn’t mean you should deprive yourself of the food you love most. As I mentioned above, I love pasta and fries with all my heart, I sincerely couldn’t live without them. By depriving yourself of something you love, the only thing you’re going to achieve is to make yourself unhappy. So, if you’re craving something so bad, just eat it! But wait, are you really going to eat the entire casserole of fresh pasta? My heart says yes but my mind says no. Keep portions in mind, for example, eat a small plate of pasta with a bowl of p̶a̶s̶t̶a̶ salad. If you’re eating something unhealthy eat it with something healthy.

Plan ahead

Make a meal plan for the week, the month, the semester, it doesn’t matter, just make a meal plan. But be realistic, don’t plan to eat just salad an entire week, if you know you wouldn’t even survive a day on a diet like that (Personal experience). Instead, make small changes in your diet. Small steps lead to bigger changes. But making a meal plan is just a waste of time if you don’t stick to it. So try your best to stick to it. The more realistic your meal plan is, the easier it will be to stick to it.

I really hope these tips help you to start or to continue with your healthy life journey. If you have another tip, just leave it in a comment below! And don’t forget to pin or share this post!

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  • Jean Neuhart

    Great tips, and they all seem easy to implement. I just added the My Water app. Curious to see how it works. Thanks for sharing.

  • Emily Vinyard

    My family is definitely making some better choices in our foods. We have had some recent issues with moldy pre-packaged foods that had me researching. Knowing what I do now, we are changing our diets quite a bit.

  • The Midwest Wife

    My husband and I have been working on this the past year. It’s so much easier to change one thing at a time and go from there! Love these tips, thanks for the great post!

  • Gabriela

    I started to do the same for the past 1 month and I want to have this a lifestyle, hopefully it will work! I’ll keep you updated on my progress

  • Sunshine

    Great advice! I find portion size is really important when maintaining a healthy diet. It certainly has worked for me!

  • Tricia

    Planning ahead is the area I need to get better at.

  • Julie Kay Andrews

    The without going nuts part is key 🙂

  • Mia Lupo

    I really believe that being inspired is the most important step. I always make sure to follow healthy Instagram accounts to remind me to stay fit and make healthy choices throughout the day

  • Agree with you, if health good then all good.

  • bloggingastrid

    These are all great tips. I particularly focus on limiting my portion sizes and finding healthy alterantives for snacks I used to eat.

  • Sonyo Estavillo

    I think making healthier swaps is a great way to cut down on calories and fat. A good example if you’re out at restaurant, you can ask for egg whites instead of regular egg if eating breakfast. Ultimately it’s all about moderation and portion control!

  • Victoria Henderson

    Great tips! Lovely blog. Your photos are eye catching and your sections make getting to your categories easier. Thanks for sharing.

  • Nicole Locorriere

    I really need to start implemeting some of these tips. It’s like, I know what to do but not how to force myself to do them! But these are great ideas, so I’ll try harder 🙂

  • I really need to try some of these tips. I am trying to live a healthier lifestyle at the moment by making better choices.

  • Josee Regimbald

    Great tips! A lot of people try to have a healthier lifestyle but they dont know where to start! great post! thanks for sharing !

  • Muhammad IdrEes KhAn

    Well you have chosen a great topic .Many people have obesity problems a healthy diet can minimixe the threats of obesity and related diseases.

  • Kasey H (Kasey727)

    I’ve been trying to have a healthier lifestyle but its tough to know where to begin!

  • Ana

    So much useful info! I actually lost weight just by making healthy swaps and being aware of the awful ingredients in junk food. Being surrounded by inspirational things such as quotes up your walls, phone & desktop background, motivational images, choosing what to see each day on all your social media feeds – having these reminders of your goals helps so much! Thanks for sharing, love this post <3

  • I want to get my children as well as myself in the habit of eating healthy but it is so hard! I’m not the best cook and finding meals my daughter will eat is a hard task. I often lose hope.

  • Steph

    love these simple reminders! It’s the little things like swapping for healthier alternatives really make a difference.

    • sofiasolisb

      They definitely do! And I’m obsessed with reminders

  • Dieter Hovorka

    I ave seen many blogs and i must say that your is very charming, love it

  • Cherryl Rahn Ehlenburg

    Thank you for sharing! I have been trying to make healthier choices, and all these tips are appreciated!

  • I’m on my journey to making healthier choices. I still have my fails where I can munch on a sharing lack of minstrels but my water intake is still so much better. That app for water intake looks early interesting though!

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