How to Stick to a Healthy Eating Lifestyle (And Enjoy Doing It)

Eating healthy can change your mind, body, and day-to-day but requires a plan of action. How do you get through those carb cravings and stop reaching for the sugary snacks at midnight?

It all starts with keeping it realistic and planning ahead. Here's where to start.

Crowd Out Your Diet with Healthy Options

One of the easiest ways to improve your eating habits and actually enjoy it is to crowd out your diet. If you're having trouble giving up sugary foods, keep them in your rotation. Instead, add more fruits, veggies, and quality proteins, and natural carbs to every meal.

Try making at least 50% of your meal plans and snacks healthy food options. As your body feels better and responds to the new food choices, the more you'll start craving healthier choices. 

Lean on Supplements

There's no shame in feeling too busy or overwhelmed by food choices to figure out how to make significant changes. Instead, lean on supplements that supercharge your health with organic greens, proteins, and daily vitamins.

Unlike other providers, WAYT Nutrition also offers free health, fitness, and exercise coaching because supplements alone never work. The goal is to empower yourself with supplements with guided lifestyle changes that improve your health. 

Experiment with On-Demand Healthy Snacks

If you're a snackaholic, you know the temptation of grabbing a bag of chips or processed foods on the go. Arm your fridge or work bag with healthy, filling snacks that you enjoy eating. 

Brainstorm snack options and textures you already love, whether crunchy or soft and gooey. To kick off your healthy snack strategy, think about mixed nuts, a limited amount of dark chocolate and almonds, tomatoes and mozzarella, and chia pudding. 

Keep a Food Journal (with a Twist)

Traditional advice tells us to keep food journals so we see what we're eating every day. Although that tactic can significantly impact, there's more to it than recording a laundry list of food. Instead, jot down what you're eating, how much of it, and how it makes you feel. 

The idea is to start making connections between energy levels and food. Or, you may find certain foods trigger more hunger or don't keep you satiated, which leads to a mid-day binge.

Don't Go Big or Go Home

Healthy eating is a lifestyle, not a sprint to the finish line. Start small and extend patience to yourself. There's no failing at the healthy eating game when it's a journey to bettering your health every day. If you struggle and fall off the imaginary food wagon, just get back up and reach for your new go-to healthy meal tomorrow.

Ready Yourself with a Game Plan

Life is unpredictable, and there's a level of satisfaction in spontaneity. Instead of controlling every area of your healthy eating, come prepared with a game plan. Whether you need healthy snacks in your car, meal plans, or an idea of what to order before heading out for dinner, having a go-to method of action helps. You'll end up with more control over your eating and sticking to the healthy lifestyle you're striving for.

Practice Mindful Eating

Mindful eating - WAYT NutritionWe all know that in today's busy world, we often eat without realizing what we consumed. It's easy to reach for comfort foods without thinking about or balancing them with healthy options. 

This is where mindful eating comes to play. Described as the "Art of Presence While You Eat," mindful eating puts your focus on your food and purpose women by moment, without judgment. Think about what the food tastes like, how it feels, and what you're eating. The more you're fully connected to the experience, the more likely you will make more intentional choices.

Track Your Progress

It isn't easy to stay motivated to healthy eating when you don't know how it's really impacting your life. Track your progress with your new food journal. It shows you how your food choices are changing and how it's making you feel. Although scales aren't the best way to measure your health, you can also measure yourself to see how your body responds to your new choices. 

Final Thoughts

Changing your relationship to healthy food takes time but is a rewarding journey. Ready to retake control of your health and empower your body? Browse our selection of supplements here.

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