5 LITTLE HABITS TO TRY
In this post, I’m going to show you 5 little habits that can help to make healthy eating easier than ever
When we are trying to reach new health or body goals, there are a few simple things that we can do to set ourselves up for success – things that will make our jobs easier. Here are a few examples of how you can set yourself up for success (by using 5 easy habits), so that obtaining your health and body goals are possible.
This is actually a short extract from my book (page 213), but I really wanted to share this with you on the blog today – because this is something that I struggled with when I getting started with trying to follow a healthier diet.
These 5 little lifestyle habits may seem daunting at first (if you’re not yet doing any of them), but you can start by incorporating one new habit at a time (one new habit each week for 5 weeks) – after a few weeks of actively doing these, you won’t even need to remind yourself!
Liezl Jayne XO
5 EASY HEALTHY HABITS
1. EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
Eat a nourishing, healthy breakfast every morning – breakfast sets the tone for our whole day. If we eat junk food for breakfast then we will likely crave junk food all day long, but if we eat something healthy then we are more likely to crave healthy foods throughout the day. Try these easy overnight oats recipes!
2. DO MEAL PREP ONCE A WEEK
Do a bit of meal prep for the week ahead – preparing certain foods at the start of the week can be a lifesaver if you have a busy schedule. It’s so easy to cook up a big pot (or a few different pots) of foods like whole grains and legumes, these foods keep really well in the fridge for a week. I usually cook up some whole grains on a Sunday or a Monday and add small servings to salads, stir fry’s and other meals throughout the week.
3. DO ONE BIG WEEKLY GROCERY SHOP
Do a weekly grocery shop and fill your pantry with the right foods – doing a decent grocery shop every few days and keeping your pantry well stocked with healthy foods will help you to stay on track with your healthy eating plan.
4. AVOID BUYING JUNK FOOD
Avoiding buying junk foods or foods that tempt you – avoid buying sweets, candy, chocolate or junk food that will tempt you to cheat on your healthy eating plan. Having these foods lying around is only asking for trouble!
5. PREPARE HEALTHY SNACKS + LUNCH
Prepare healthy meals and snacks for the day ahead – prepare a healthy lunch and some snacks to take with you to school or work, this will help you to stay on track with your plan. Get up 15-30 minutes earlier each day to do some meal prep, or get it done the night before when you make dinner.
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