If you’re trying to improve your eating habits and make a positive, healthful change in your life, you may be in for a rough road ahead, but we can help. Changing lifelong habits can be difficult; you have to learn what foods are good for you and what aren’t, how to cook healthier foods and get used to new, healthier habits and behaviors.
We can help you find some clever ways to change up your diet and get you eating cleaner, low fat foods.
Eat More Vegetables
Vegetables are the best source of low fat, clean food. Eating more vegetables, particularly green vegetables, can help you lose weight and maintain a healthy diet. There are many veggies from which you can choose to add variety to your meals. Each vegetable has something unique to bring to the table in terms of their nutrients; a good rule of thumb for your meals is to have 75% of your meal be vegetables, beans, or grains (like rice or quinoa).
You should try to include a variety of vegetables in your meals, as different types of vegetables offer different things. For instance, dark green vegetables like kale, spinach, and greens are rich in iron and carrots are good for your vision, different colored vegetables offer different antioxidants.
The key to lowering fat in your diet is to maintain a healthy well-balanced diet with minimal carbs like breads and potatoes. Vary your vegetables, as we said above, since each one brings something different to the table. Likewise, you should vary your fruits, grains, and sources of protein as well.
You should also consider protein sources other than meats. Nuts, beans, legumes, and tofu can all be great sources of protein that are very diverse. You can even make smoothies with tofu! The possibilities are virtually endless. Do your research and find the right well-balanced diet plan for you.
The most challenging part of maintaining a low-fat diet and eating cleaner is knowing what to eat. What foods can you use to replace those you’ve had to cut out or greatly reduce? We can help. For one thing, you can add seeds into your diet can be a clean and low-fat way to get fiber and omega-3 fatty acids into your daily food intake.
This can be done by eating sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats and fiber, or adding a little flaxseed into your smoothies. Eggs are another great and healthy food to integrate into your daily diet.
They are low calorie foods that is a great source of iron, protein, and vitamin D. They’re very diverse, as well, making them easy to work into your regular diet without growing tired of them.
Minimizing your sodium is an important part of maintaining a healthy diet. This can be difficult with salt being used in or on almost everything. The absolute best way to lower your sodium intake is to replace your table salt that you use to season your meals with flakey sea salt; in addition to having a better taste, these salt flakes add a nice light crunch to your food and you don’t need to use nearly as much.
Changing your lifelong eating habits can be quite difficult and require some minor adjustments, but it’s well worth the effort. We can help you adjust to the learning curve and maintain a clean diet that’s low in fat and will help you get healthier.
We hope our guide has gotten you off to a good start with clean eating and that soon you’ll be well on your way to a healthier you.