To eat a healthy diet, you may need to make some changes to your current dietary and lifetsyle habits.
Remember that you can change your eating habits a little bit overtime, instead of going for the all or nothing approach.
Small changes are easier to make and can lead to better health outcomes and greater success in the long term.
Here are some ways to make healthy changes in your eating habits:
Keep more fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole-grain foods at home and at work.
Place a fruit bowl in a visible and easy to access spot.
Focus on adding healthy food to your diet, rather than just taking unhealthy foods away.
Buy a healthy-recipe book, and cook for yourself, look up different flavour-filled recipes to try.
Prepare your meals in advance and pack a healthy lunch and snacks for work.
Put your snacks on a plate instead of eating from the package - this helps you control how much you eat.
Don't skip or delay meals, and be sure to schedule your snacks. If you ignore your feelings of hunger, you may end up eating too much or choosing an unhealthy snack. If you often feel too hungry, it can cause you to focus a lot on food.
Eat your meals with others when you can. Relax and enjoy your meals, and don't eat too fast. Try to make healthy eating a pleasure, not a chore.
Make water your drink of choice instead of high-sugar drinks (including high-sugar juice drinks)
You can also enjoy tea and coffee - just try to keep sugar to a minimum and if opting to add milk, try to choose a calcium fortified plant milk