In order to live a healthier life, diet changes may be necessary. But it does not necessarily mean that you have to make considerable changes in your diet. There are certain minor but effective tweaks that you can make on your diet to gain some healthful and lifelong benefits. Here are just some of them.
Sample other whole wheat varieties once or twice a week.
The typical diet today usually consists of eating simple grains like white wheat, white potatoes or white rice. The body might need to get accustomed to having a variety of whole wheat varieties in order to take advantage of the added range of nutrients as well as fiber that are not usually provided by simple grains. There are a lot of other grain varieties out there other than the usual simple grains. Try to add them into your diet once or twice each week for starters.
Try to eat lunch other than just the usual sandwich.
It is almost a common thing to have a sandwich for lunch. But it may just be made up of simple carbs from the white bread and the fattening meat and cheeses served in between them. Try a healthier alternative by having a more complete meal for lunch. Serve up for yourself a hearty serving of vegetable salad. You can also try eating a meal that you would consider as breakfast or dinner as lunch, for a change.
Add healthy fat into your diet.
Not all dietary fat are unhealthy for you. In fact, the body needs a steady source of fat in order to function normally. But you can consider consuming more of the healthy kind of fat this time. Healthy fats are those usually sourced from plants such as nuts, seeds and avocado. Extra virgin olive oil and canola oil are also good sources of healthy fat. You can consider getting more of them and avoid those saturated or unhealthy fats in your diet.
Drink water more this time.
Water is still the best health drink out there. The body needs it. It is non-fattening and you don’t feel any guilt even if you drink more and more of it. If you wish to stay healthy and lose the pounds, you might consider simply drinking more of water than soda or juice.