INSIDE: So many of us are struggling with weight loss and spiritual well-being, both of which can be solved with some simple food changes. Here are 5 of the best ways to improve your diet today!
When most people think about improving their diet, they think about weight loss. And while it is true that a healthy diet can help you lose weight, there are other benefits to be gained as well.
A balanced diet can lead to improved spiritual well-being, increased energy levels, and better overall health.
The 5 Best Ways to Improve Your Diet
Here are our favorite tips for improving your diet to promote weight loss and spiritual well-being...
Eat More Salads
Salads are one of the easiest ways to improve your diet for physical and spiritual benefits. They are packed with nutrients, while being low in calories, which means they help with losing weight and improving energy levels.
Salads can also be customized to fit your specific dietary needs. For example, if you are looking for a healthy snack, you can pack a small salad in a container to take with you on the go.
There are many different types of salads to try, but some of our favorites include:
- Garden Salad - A simple salad that consists of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and sometimes carrots, red cabbage, and/or onions
- Caesar Salad - Made with Romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and Caesar dressing
- Antipasto Salad - Contains of a variety of meats and vegetables, such as pepperoni, ham, olives, and tomatoes on a bed of lettuce.
Drink More Water
Water is an essential part of a healthy diet. Not only does it help to flush out toxins from the body, but it also keeps us hydrated. Drinking plenty of water can also help to reduce feelings of hunger and cravings. In fact, many people find that they lose weight when they start drinking more water.
If you're not a fan of plain water, there are many ways to make it more palatable. You can add fruits or vegetables to your water, or you can try sparkling water or flavored waters. We love sun-charged water and moon water!
Water is essential for our bodies, and we should aim to drink half our weight in ounces of water per day. There are many benefits to drinking water, so make sure you start incorporating it into your daily habits.
Eat More Fiber
Fiber is another important nutrient for a healthy diet. It helps to regulate digestion and promote regularity. Fiber can also help to control blood sugar levels and cholesterol levels.
There are two types of fiber – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber dissolves in water, while insoluble fiber does not. Both types of fiber are important for overall health.
Some good sources of fiber include:
- Whole Grains - Oats, Quinoa, Wild Rice, etc.
- Vegetables - Broccoli, Green Beans, Carrots, etc.
- Fruit - Apples, Bananas, Strawberries, etc.
When incorporating more fiber into your diet, it is important to do so gradually because sudden increases in fiber can lead to gastrointestinal distress. Start by adding a few extra grams of fiber to your diet each day and increase as tolerated.
Avoid Processed Foods
Processed foods are bad for our health overall – not just our diet. They are loaded with unhealthy fats, sodium, sugar, and preservatives. Processed foods can also cause digestive problems and lead to weight gain.
It is best to avoid processed foods, such as chips, cookies, crackers, and processed meats. If you are looking for a quick snack, opt for whole fruits or vegetables instead.
If you do eat processed foods, make sure to do so in moderation.
Smoothies are a great way to get all of the nutrients your body needs in one meal. They are quick and easy to make, and they can be customized to fit your specific dietary needs.
When making a smoothie, you can use any type of milk – dairy, almond, coconut, etc. – and you can add any fruits or vegetables you'd like. Just throw everything into a blender and blend until smooth. If you need a little extra sweetness, you can add honey or agave nectar.
Smoothies are a great way to start your day. Add some protein powder or nuts for some protein to get your day started.
There are many things we can do to improve our diet. Try incorporating some of these tips into your daily routine and see how they work for you. Remember, everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another. Just be patient and experiment until you find what works best for you.
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