The food choices you make every day will have a huge impact on the success (or failure) of your fitness program. Here are three quick tips to help you make healthier food choices:
1. Plan your meals ahead of time
This might seem obvious, but it’s something that very few people actually do. If I’m going to be away from the house for longer than three hours or so, I always bring food with me. If you get stranded somewhere and you’re starving, you’re much more likely to grab something from the vending machine or hit up the drive-thru. Having a meal or snack pre-prepared will stave off your hunger and greatly increase the likelihood of you staying on your plan.
2. Read the nutrition facts when you eat out
Here in California, all restaurants with over a certain number of stores are now required to post nutrition facts for menu items. Although it might be a bit of a bummer to actually see the calorie content of your meal, checking the nutritional facts of what you’re putting in your mouth can certainly help you make a better choice. It saved me several hundred calories last time I ate out, and I still got a tasty dish. Just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up foods that you enjoy!
3. Drink two glasses of water before every meal
This is an easy one that actually does a pretty good job of supressing your appetite. It also gets you closer to drinking the recommended ‘half of your bodyweight in ounces’ of water per day. Simply drink two glasses of water about 10-20 minutes before your meal and I can almost guarantee you won’t eat as much.
There you have it … three quick tips to help you make healthy food choices. Enjoy this post and don’t be afraid to pass it along!
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