Eating healthy does start with a decision. Preparation and planning are important. You might consider getting a journal to record what and when you’re eating and what might be triggering your emotional eating habits. Writing it down always helps and then you can check back to record your progress.
- Plan your meals in advance. This helps you know ahead of time what you’re going to be eating for the week and saves you money to avoid shopping splurges.
- Think before buying processed foods, that is anything that comes in a box and a bag which has a list of non readable ingredients with the top ingredients being refined sugar, unhealthy fats/oils such as canola and soybean oil, and salt. I recommend Himalayan Pink Sea Salt which includes important minerals.
- Use smaller plates and use one dish meals. You can have a salad on the side or have the salad for the main one dish meal. An example for a one dish meal would be some protein, veggies, and whole ancient grains. You can mix and match.
- Drink an 8 ounce glass of room temperature water 15 minutes before you eat. Our bodies are composed of about 80% water and water is a necessity for life. After you finish eating, you will find that you are full. The water doesn’t allow for over eating.
- Eat slowly and chew well. Many people don’t realize that chewing is a big part of digestion. If you chew quickly, your brain doesn’t register that you’re full.
- Avoid eating for emotional reasons. When you feel sad or upset start moving. Do some form of exercise which will stimulate the feel-good neurotransmitters, specifically dopamine and serotonin, which elevates your mood.
- Purchase a good Healthy Food Cookbook to give you more ideas for meals.
These 7 tips will get you moving in the right direction toward your health journey. For more health tips please visit: www.facebook.com/wisdomfromthewell and sign up for my teleclass on Brain Health, Thursday, March 28th at 4:00 pm PST/ 7:00 pm EST. Here is the URL to register: