Disordered Eating - Improving Your Eating Habits

Updated: Jul 8

When it comes to healthy eating habits, we tend to be on the wrong end of the line.

Yes, it’s okay to indulge occasionally. But when it becomes a regular affair, there’s a problem.

It does not portend well for your diet and health if you’re a sweet tooth with an uncontrollable inclination for candies, pizza, and chocolatey desserts.

What and how we eat has everything to do with our health and the quality of our lives. But we can always make the necessary changes to improve our eating habits.

Here are some excellent eating habits worth adopting:

Healthy Snack Options

Drink a Lot of Water

We are advised to consume at least eight glasses of water (about 2 liters) per day. Water is helpful for digestion, good flow of blood, keeping the body hydrated, and maintaining the body temperature.

Instead of taking soda after a meal, try taking water. It would help set reminders to ensure you drink enough water every day.

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are packed with nutrients and minerals needed for the body's proper functioning. Fruits and vegetables can also be fun to eat because there are different colors, so you’d enjoy dressing up a salad plate.

Don’t Skip Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it is advisable to have a wholesome breakfast every morning. Even if you’re trying to lose weight, studies show that people who eat a good breakfast lose more weight than those who do not eat enough or at all.

Try New Dishes

It’s okay to want to eat your favorite foods all the time, but it’s also great to try new dishes as it expands your nutritional range. This also opens you up to varieties, so you’re not recycling the same foods repeatedly. You might even fall in love with a new dish you try.

Eat at the Table

You’d probably prefer to sit on the sofa to eat instead of the table; however, eating at the table encourages you to eat slower, which stops you from eating more than you need to.

You could get carried away with eating too quickly, especially while watching a show or doing something else, and you end up eating more than you should.

Eat More Homemade Meals

The best way to keep track of what you’re consuming is to prepare your meals yourself. It’s easier to order takeout, but you shouldn’t do it all the time.

Preparing your meals helps you know exactly what nutrients you’re feeding your body, and you can decide on what to take out or add to your meals to make them richer and healthier.

Eat Healthy Snacks

Instead of consuming high-fat snacks, you can swap them for healthy snacks like protein bars, nut bars, etc. These snacks are more nutritious and keep you from consuming more calories than necessary.

A Healthy, Balanced Breakfast

Create a Routine

Create a routine for your meals to ensure you eat at the right time. You’ll be forced to do it even if you don’t want to or feel like it when you have a routine. After a while, you’d get used to it, and it won’t seem so challenging to stick to your routine.

Create a positive relationship with food for a healthier and happier you today. Select a meal plan that works for you or schedule a consultation!

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