Who are we kidding? With our fast-paced lifestyle and style of living, it is very difficult to eat a balanced diet and remain healthy. Since exercise is not one of our priorities either, eating a lot of fast food and junk food can really take a toll on us. No matter how much the Public Service Announcements or lifestyle gurus tell us, eating a diet that is actually good for us can be tough. So here are some ways of eating healthy that are easy peasy:
Cook For Yourself
Unless you use a ton of oils and condiments in your cooking and you deep fry everything chances are that what you cook in your own house, in your own kitchen, is much healthier than the sort of food you order for fast eats. It may take time, but that prep is actually what makes all the nutrients stick. If you don’t always fancy cooking from scratch, you can have prepared meals delivered straight to your house from services that bring you all the ingredients prepped and ready to go; all you have to do is turn on the heat.
Ordering It In
The backup plan of tired worker bees everywhere at the end of the day, more often than not we tend towards junk food and unhealthy fast food when we order in. This is because we want that food and we want it fast! If food can be delivered in less than 15 minutes, then it probably is not too good for you. While it’s alright to treat yourself to some fats and oils now and then, if you order in quite regularly, it might be a good idea to find a restaurant that has healthy home delivered meals on offer and call that one as much as possible.
Going Out to Dine
Eating out is one of the easier ways of filling your stomach but once again, people flock towards places that bring you food in 10 minutes flat. Instead of waiting till the hunger pangs are about to devour you, eat some crackers or other snack to calm your appetite; then go to a restaurant or cafe where you know the food is going to be good. This way, you can enjoy healthy eats without listening to your stomach moan for food ASAP. Not only will this allow you to take the meal at an even pace, you will also be able to enjoy it more and eat less than you usually do.
So whether you cook it yourself, order in or eat out, try as much as possible to stick to the freshest ingredients and least amount of condiments you can find.