Want to get healthier but don’t know how to go about it? Here are five quick food and drink hacks you can do today to get started!
Hack #1: Make Small Changes
If you want to build long-term healthy eating habits, forget about fad diets and start making barely noticeable changes instead.
Eating two bags of chips a day? Cut back to one. Drinking soda with every meal? Swap one out for water. Always picking the largest serving sizes available at your favorite fast food joint? Go one size lower.
The idea is to keep making super small changes that you can easily stick to and build on over time.
Hack #2: Use Smaller Plates
If you always find yourself overeating, try swapping out your regular-sized plates for smaller ones so you’re forced to cut the portion size of each meal.
Don’t worry. The fact that the plate would still look full would trick your brain into thinking that you’re eating the same amount of food, so your meals should feel just as satisfying as they were before.
Hack #3: Cheat on Your Diet
Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your favorite junk food and drinks forever. Even professional athletes enjoy cheat meals from time to time.
As a general rule, as long as you eat healthy at least 80% of the time, you should be fine. Of course, if you could go higher, that would be even better.