Shed Your Bad Food Habits Once and for All
It’s great that fresh, local, organic produce is more readily available than ever. But when the option of preparing a well-balanced meal takes at least twice as long as ordering your favorite takeout, chances are you’ll let your greens wilt in the fridge while you munch on Chinese food for the next few days. Once you slack a little, the floodgates are open for a long and treacherous cycle of poor eating habits. If you’re struggling with a mega sweet tooth and In-N-Out cravings that just won’t stop, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some easy ways for you to improve your diet and overall health.
Convenient junk food never has the nutrients your body actually needs. Research how nutrients (and a lack of nutrients) affect your body. Also, look into your family history. If heart disease or diabetes runs in your bloodline, take that into account when picking your meal options.
Very few people enjoy the process of making a healthy lunch before they even have had their first cup of coffee (or warm lemon water). Plan your lunches and dinners ahead of time so you only have to cook/prep food a couple of times a week. We love the idea of packing a mason jar with salad ingredients and bringing it to work.
Courtesy of Women's Health Magazine
Carve out the time to sweat in the morning. Getting in a restorative yoga class or jog before you sit at your desk for hours can be the difference between choosing a chicken sandwich for lunch or opting for the chicken salad. When you’re flooded with endorphins, you’re more inclined to respect your body.