Think Healthy and Eat Healthy with the Lions Prep
We all know we need to live more healthily, but in this modern age it can be easier said than done to regularly prepare delicious, nutritious meals.
Although it can feel overwhelming to eat healthily, changing the way you think about food can help you achieve your health goals. What’s more, these changes don’t have to be dramatic: just making a few small adjustments can ensure you create healthy habits that stick rather than a diet that fails in the first few weeks.
Check Your Portion Sizes
Simply eating smaller portion sizes can help you to consume fewer calories without feeling like you’re missing out. Using smaller plates or bowls can trick your brain into thinking you’re eating more than you are and five or six smaller meals can be better to encourage moderation eating than three big meals.
If you’re struggling to address your portion sizes, you could order healthy prepared meals online so you don’t feel the need to cheat and fill up your plate, as each dish comes readily prepared in appropriate portion sizes to keep you full and happy all day long.
Don’t Refuse Particular Foods
When you put something “off limits”, it’s only going to make you want it more and make you feel like a failure when you give in. By not putting particular food types off limits but simply eating less you’ll still be able to enjoy little treats from time to time.
Alternatively, making switches can help. For example, try dark chocolate or snack on nuts and berries instead of reaching for a packet of crisps. Over time, you might find you lose the unhealthy cravings.
It takes a few minutes for your stomach to tell your brain when you’re full, so when you’re wolfing down cake it’s easy for you to eat more than you need. Slowing down when you eat gives your stomach a chance to let you know you’ve eaten enough and also gives you more time to savour the taste of any naughty treats!
Drink More Water
Did you know that often when you think you’re hungry you’re actually thirsty? By drinking water throughout the day you can be confident that when your tummy starts grumbling it is actually food you need, not water. This way you can limit food cravings and feel better in no time.
Eat Real Food
Also referred to as ‘clean eating’, cutting out processed foods can ensure a healthier lifestyle whilst providing the fuel our bodies need. Simply asking yourself, “Is this food or a processed product”, and checking whether it needs nutrition label can help distinguish between foods that are good to put in your body and those that aren’t.
If you’re struggling to find ‘real’ or ‘clean’ foods or just don’t want the hassle, you can order healthy prepared meals online at the Lions Prep and enjoy delicious chef-made healthy dishes that are prepared in advance, delivered to you, and ready to eat in under three minutes.