How Small Diet Changes Can Make a Big Impact22 February 2019
Many of us want to get started or stick to that perfect diet plan that’s going to make us happier and healthier. But eating healthily isn’t always easy, especially when you’re trying to juggle your nutrition with a busy hectic schedule every week.
Prep Perfect can help you take care of your nutrition goals with our perfectly balanced meal plans delivered straight to your door, so that you can get back to focusing on other aspects of your life. However, if you’re not quite ready to commit to a full meal prep plan yet, there are small easy changes you can make, which can have a big impact on your diet…
Stop skipping breakfast
It’s a habit many of us have, we rush out of the door in the morning and end up missing what could be that first hit of nutritiants in the morning. Make sure that you have something for breakfast, but focus on the healthy options. Such as some yoghurt, a bit of fruit, some porridge, eggs on toast, or a smoothie.
Taking time for a healthy breakfast will help you prevent that energy slump you feel towards midday. Your cravings for coffee and sugary snacks will diminish, and your body will feel powered up for the rest of the day.
Instead of cereal try seeds
Speaking of breakfast; if you prefer some cereal in the morning then consider adding some chia seeds into the mix. You only need to sprinkle a tablespoon onto your cereal, to instantly increase your fibre intake for the day.
As well as providing you with some extra omega-3 fats and protein, the seeds will help to keep your body more regular and lower your cholesterol.
Find time for some oily fish
If you’re a fan of eating red meat, then try to swap it out for some oily fish two or three times a week. Salmon, mackerel, sardines or trout will do, as all are full of heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Red meat, like anything is fine in moderation, but too much can lead to inflammation and other negative effects.
By incorporating some oily fish into your meals instead, you can better fight against cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, and even age-related problems like dementia.
Power through with protein-rich snacks
At some point during the day, most of us start to feel fatigued with a sudden slump in energy. During this time we’ll be very tempted to reach for the junk food to give is a quick serotonin-inducing sugar rush. However, instead of going for the sugary snack, pick up something healthier that is high in protein instead.
Things like nuts, seeds, dried fruit, rice cakes, or low-fat cottage for example. The protein will give you a slower more sustained release of energy to help you power through the day, and will actually curb your sugar cravings by keeping you feeling satisfied.
Consider changing up your coffee intake
Getting up early for another day of work, many of us grab a quick coffee to shake of the sleepiness. However, how you take your coffee can really impact your diet plans, because the number of calories you consume can vary significantly.
For example, having a large latte with full-fat milk will equal around 340 calories and 18g of fat, which is almost a 3rd of the daily recommended fat intake for women. Consider going for a smaller size coffee, with skimmed milk instead. Skip adding any sugar to it, or better yet swap the coffee out entirely for a detoxing herbal tea like green.
These are just a few example, but you’ll be surprised at how making small easy changes to your diet routine every day, will soon add up to big results when it comes to improving your healthy lifestyle.
You can handle the small diet changes, so let us handle the big ones for you. At Prep Perfect, we can help you hit all of your nutritional goals with our Gourmet Menu, Meal Plans and Mixed Maintenance Meal Plans.
You could even take advantage of our new monthly weight loss meal plan, which is designed to help you cut those calories and achieve the lifestyle you deserve, without the hassle.
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