We are still at the beginning of the year – a time when people tend to make all sorts of resolutions. In keeping with the spirit of the time, in today’s article, I will be recommending some 5 healthy eating habits you can adopt in this New Year. Those include:
- Reducing the amount of sugar you consume on a daily basis: here, you shouldn’t just focus on the number of spoons of sugar you consume. You should also be on the lookout for other indirect ways in which you get to consume sugar. Those include through sodas, juices and other products of that nature. Remember, doctors tell us to aim to consume (directly or indirectly) a maximum of 6 tea spoons of sugar per day.
- Reducing the amount of salt you consume on a daily basis: this is just a matter of training your taste buds to enjoy less tasty food. Over time, you will get to a point where you will be able to enjoy food with very little salt.
- Eating more fresh (rather than preserved) food: granted, fresh food tends to cost more than preserved/refined food. But you need to figure out a way of financing a healthy diet. You can start by looking at your income. If, for instance, you work for a company that uses the Paycom payroll system, you can start by going to the paycom employee login page, signing in, and looking at your average monthly income. Then you can try to figure out how, within that income, you can be able to buy more fresh food. You may find yourself shopping more frequently at farmers’ markets and other such places. But that would be a small inconvenience to endure, in pursuit of the healthy eating goal.
- Eating more fruits and vegetables: this is just a question of training yourself to enjoy eating fruits and vegetables. The fruits tend to be naturally sweet, and you should have no problem getting used to eating them on a regular basis. As for the vegetables, you only need to figure out a way of making them delicious. Then you will get to enjoy eating them on a regular basis as well.
- Reducing the amount of fried food you eat on a daily basis: it is actually possible to eliminate fried foods from your diet completely. Food doesn’t have to be deep-fried, for it to be tasty. There are ways in which boiled and steamed dishes can be made to be delicious. You just need to use the right recipes. But if the goal of eliminating fried food from your diet sounds too ambitious, you can start by reducing the amount of fried food you consume gradually. You may then (eventually) get to a point where you actually have no taste for fried food altogether.