New Year New Healthy Eating Ideas
There is no denying that after the festive period everyone is ready to take a break from unhealthy foods and this is probably why lots of people make a new year’s resolution to lose weight or eat healthier meals. Unfortunately, like the majority of new year’s resolutions, you need to have a lot of will power to stick to them as it is easy to get distracted.
When it comes to food, having some easy rules to follow is one of the best ways to keep on track. With these tricks up your sleeve, wherever you are in the world you will know that you can stick to your new year’s resolution. To help anyone that is looking for some new healthy eating ideas this year, British Essentials have put together a helpful list.
Ensure your new diet is sustainable
The way that most people think about dieting is completely wrong. Sure, at some time or another we have all tried fad diets thinking that they will work. Whilst you may see a difference in the short term, these types of diets are impossible to sustain and you can almost guarantee that you will fall off the wagon.
This year, try a healthier and more sustainable method. Try focusing on increasing physical activity and simply eating healthier foods. This is something that is really easy to do and can also be incredibly effective.
Be aware of sensible swaps
Knowledge is power in the world of healthy eating. The more you know about the foods you eat at the moment and also what else is out there, the better choices you can make. You don’t have to say goodbye to all of the foods you love, just try to find alternatives that might be better for you to have.
Try swapping white pasta and bread for healthier whole grains. You can also cut back down on saturated fats by replacing snacks like cakes and fizzy drinks for nutritious veggie sticks and water.
Rely less on convenience foods
So many people rely on quick and easy food to get through the day. Whether it is a bag of crisps, a packet of biscuits or a microwave meal, these convenience foods aren’t always good for you. Even if a packet advertises that it is ‘healthy’ unfortunately, if it falls into this category, it probably isn’t.
One really easy way to combat turning to convenience foods is by thinking ahead. If you know that you’re going to be out of the house over lunchtime then make something in advance that you can take with you.
Keep your cupboards full
It isn’t uncommon for people to completely clear out their cupboards when they start a new diet. Many think that if there is no food in the house then they can’t eat what they’re not supposed to. Whilst this may work for some people, it isn’t very common, the majority of people will end up going to a shop for snacks or calling a takeaway.
Aim to keep your kitchen full of all the right foods. Fill your cupboards with long life healthy snacks and ensure you always have fruit and vegetables in your fridge. This way, if you want something to eat then you have lots of good options to choose from.
Plan before you start shopping
Wondering into the shop without a list or any idea of the meals you’re going to be making is setting yourself up to fail. Impulse buying can be detrimental when you’re trying to eat healthier foods. You can almost guarantee that you will be leaving the store with food you shouldn’t have bought.
Always make a meal plan and think about what you’re going to be eating over the next few days before you head out to any British food store. This will help you to avoid temptation and only buy what you really need, it can save you money too.
Starting the year with these new healthy eating ideas
These five tips alone can completely transform the way you look at food and help you to stick to your new year’s resolutions this year. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be difficult or a chore so enjoy eating amazing food and ditch the word diet.
If you’re searching for somewhere to order food online from the UK then visit the British Essentials website. You will find all of the basic long life British foods you need to keep on track this year. Not only can you purchase through their site in the UK, but we are also a British import store, so wherever you are in the world you can get the food you need incredibly conveniently.