Today’s sedentary lifestyle has become common for us. Now we work from home, watch movies, enjoy sports betting in NZ online, and chat with friends in front of the desktop. It can lead to health problems. The main way to avoid such troubles is to start eating healthier.
Scientists say that 50% of a person’s physical health depends on their diet and lifestyle. Whether it’s weight loss, body shaping or overall wellness, what we eat has a critical impact on our bodies and our health. Of course, temptations like pizza, burgers, sausage, candy, and other junk food come up at every turn. That said, eating healthy has nothing to do with strictly avoiding everything. Even small changes in daily eating habits have a positive effect on the body and mind.
A Good Breakfast
Instead of eating only a cup of coffee and a sandwich in the morning (at best) or running to work without breakfast at all, take 20 minutes to sit down and eat in peace. A healthy, protein- and carbohydrate-rich breakfast is the key to a productive day.
Oatmeal with chia seeds, a delicious whole-grain sandwich with cream cheese and salad, or cottage cheese with berries – there are many possible combinations. If you have a hearty breakfast, you start the day full of energy and feel great. And the time until dinner passes without food cravings. Of course, you have some objections and remarks: “Where do we get time for breakfast, we are already getting up early? And someone will argue that he can not eat breakfast in the morning: “Food doesn’t come early in the morning!”. Can’t do it? Don’t eat breakfast after you wake up!
Just make a box and take it with you to work. You can make it in the evening and put it away in the fridge, get to work 10-15 minutes early and have breakfast before work starts.
If between the main meals there is a feeling of hunger, you have to snack on a chocolate bar (candies, cookies) with tea or coffee. Right? And that’s a mistake! It is even more difficult to find a healthy snack on the go, and our feet carry us to fast food restaurants or buffets.
But classic snack foods like fruit, yogurt, and a sandwich with whole-grain bread, cheese, lettuce, and turkey ham are good for satisfying hunger, filling you up with energy, and not overeating you. They should be prepared ahead of time. Equip your workplace drawer or, if you are constantly on your feet, a purse with the right snacks that are made from natural ingredients. You can take nuts or bread with you, for example. Greek yogurt and protein bars can be found at almost any grocery store.
Foods that have not been industrially processed should be at the top of your shopping list. Natural foods such as fish, meat, vegetables, potatoes, eggs, milk, cottage cheese, oatmeal and herbs are full of valuable nutrients, vitamins and have positive effects on the body.
The longer the list of ingredients, the more the product has been industrially processed. If you find terms on the list that you don’t understand, you might want to leave the product on the store shelf. This often applies to prepared foods, condiments, and packaged baked goods.
Prepare Your Food Ahead of Time
Getting into the habit of preparing food ahead of time will take a little of your time and save you a lot of money. It also has another important benefit. You know exactly what your food is made of. For example, how about a pan of stewed vegetables or whole-grain pasta with homemade gravy? Many dishes don’t lose their flavor the next day. Cook a little more and then you can take your home-cooked meals to work and save money on lunchtime visits to the cafe at the same time.
By following these simple rules, you are guaranteed to get rid of excess weight and feel much better.