New years isn’t too far away now, so you’re probably thinking about your resolutions for 2018. One of the most popular every single year is “lose some weight” or “be healthier”, which is great, but often not done correctly. If you want to be healthier, of course, you need to exercise more, but you also need to focus on your diet too. Luckily, this doesn’t mean eating salad every single meal and skipping breakfast; Making just a few small changes can go a long way. Here are some things that you should so if you want a healthier diet.
Swap Sugar For Syrup
You need a small amount of sugar in your diet, but people often ingest far too much. To reduce your sugar intake, consider putting a dash of Canadian maple syrup into your morning coffee instead of white sugar. Maple syrup also offers more nutritional value and benefits compared to regular sugar. However, don’t think that this means that you can eat as much of it as you like; It still needs to be eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Savour Every Bite
Even if you don’t keep up your resolution and eat as healthy as you would have liked to, eating less will still keep your fitness and weight loss on track. The simplest way to do this is to eat slowly and savour each and every bite of food that you eat. This means that, when you start to feel full, you will know that you are, and can stop, rather than continuing to eat until the meal is finished, and then feel sick afterwards.
Start With Water
Water affects your body in so many different ways, which is why it’s so important to drink plenty of it as part of a healthy diet. But, more specifically, water should be drunk just before you eat. This is because water fills your stomach, so you don’t need to eat as much to feel full. Because of this, you should always drink at least one glass of water before every meal, and make sure that you always drink water when you’re hungry, before reaching for a snack.