4 Healthy Diet Ideas You Can Try
When your diet is truly terrible, making changes can seem overwhelming even if you know what you should be doing.
Maybe you figure, “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” you’ve been eating this way for so long that you can’t imagine how you’d break out of your routine and start to eat a healthy diet.
More veggies at dinner
For one thing, the menus are large enough that you can select dishes that emphasize lean protein and vegetables and, as with lunch, this is the time to work in as many vegetables as possible.
And, many large restaurant chains post their nutrition information online.
Better breakfast options
Ian told me that he is always in a hurry to leave in the morning, so he doubted he would make anything at home before rushing out the door. His current breakfast offers up very little protein, and a lot of calories, so we talked about other options at the coffee store.
He was willing to switch to a nonfat latte, which would provide some protein at a relatively low-calorie cost, and he decided he’d try either a cup of oatmeal or an egg-white ‘wrap’ in place of the sweet roll. He also said he’d plan to pick up a fruit cup to eat at his desk when he got to work.
Better choices at lunch
Ian knows his lunch choices are too heavy and fatty (and did I mention that he washes it all down with a quart of lemonade?). Most of the restaurants he goes to at lunchtime have a large and varied menu – a big plus for him since he can switch to leaner meats for his sandwich and healthier side dishes like fruit or a side salad.
Snack on fruit in the evenings
If you stay up so late, it’s not unreasonable that you might feel this need for a little something during the evenings. But rather than rummaging in the pantry for pastries, It would be a great time to sneak in an extra piece of fruit. He promised he’d stock up on the weekends so he’d always have fruit available.