Starting to eat healthy is a great goal, and one that many of us have. We all want to have a body that looks good, feels good, and allows us to do everything we want. Some of us are lucky enough to have metabolisms that don’t require diet vigilance, but most of us are not. If you’re like me, you have to work hard to make sure your body doesn’t keep increasing in size every year. Some people choose to make huge dietary changes, but most of the time, these don’t last long because they’re too strenuous. I suggest taking things down a notch to make small, simple changes. Just like a child learning to walk for the first time, you need to take baby steps with your diet. Here are my Top 3 Diet Baby Steps.
Choose Brown Over White
When you go shopping, choose 100% whole wheat or sprouted wheat bread instead of white. Grab a bag of brown rice instead of white rice. Eating whole grains keeps you full longer, provides you with more nutrients, and gives you a delicious nutty flavor.
Water, Water, Water
Simply drinking more water each day will improve your skin and hair, decrease your appetite, and help you lose weight. It’s the most simple thing you can do to have a healthier diet.
Whenever possible, use beans in a recipe instead of meat. This works great with chili, tacos, burritos, soups or salads. Beans provide you with protein, fiber, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B-6 without any added sodium, fat or cholesterol.