06 Dec 3 Ways to Stick to Your Healthy Eating Plan
It’s more easily said than done to be fully engaged and focused on a healthy living lifestyle. What many people who give up on their healthy eating plan don’t realize is that there is more to healthy living than spending hours in the gym and eating a plate full of flavorless kale every day. That’s just one way to do it and, let’s face it, that’s not enjoyable at all for most. In order to create a fitness plan that is effective, you have to enjoy it. There are so many different ways to move! Find your groove. Similarly, If you really want to create good food habits that stick you have to add an element of fun and deliciousness to it that, yes, you enjoy.
Flavor and substance are the two aspects that are commonly associated with healthy eating. This makes us laugh a bit because that’s just simply not the way it has to be. There is an abundance of variety out there! Dig into it and find what you like.
There are three main components that will ensure that a meal is satisfying—in both flavor and substance—and good for your body. Before you force down another plate of kale and limp chicken, consider these elements of a healthy and delicious meal:
1. Make vegetables and plants crave-able.
It’s simple really. There is just no way you will stick to your healthy eating plans if the food doesn’t taste good. By using techniques such as roasting, seasoning, and sautéing in high quality, organic oil, you can get the best flavor out of the fresh foods you’re cooking up. Get creative and daring! Try a new seasoning each week (organic sea salt does wonders). Use organic and wholesome ingredients to create a dressing or sauce at the beginning of your week to add to any healthy dish.
2. Use a good quality, organic culinary oil.
The oil you use to cook with daily plays a big factor in weight gain and, in turn, health. It also affects the flavor and texture of your food. Try avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, and even ghee!
3. Add protein.
Protein is absolutely necessary for survival, even for vegans and vegetarians there are so many options for ways to include protein in your diet. Proteins and fats, helps us stay full for longer and keeps our energy levels up. Whether it’s a plant-based protein like sautéed chickpeas, or fried eggs and roasted chicken for those who prefer meat, it’s an important component to making a meal filling and satisfying. Season these foods the right way and your on your way to a delicious, healthy meal that will fuel your body the way it needs.