Instagram
Instagram
Instagram
Instagram
Instagram
Instagram
Instagram
Instagram
Instagram
Instagram
How To Eat Healthy Without Trying 0
in Fit on the Side Weight Loss

How To Eat Healthy Without Trying

how to eat healthy without trying
How to eat healthy without trying. So you’ve been going to the gym regularly and you’ve been pushing yourself (good for you!), but you still aren’t seeing the results you really want.  You know that it’s time to overhaul your diet, but the thought of eating healthy 24/7 is daunting and besides, you don’t have time to cook and you just plain don’t want to change.
how to eat healthy without trying

HOW TO EAT HEALTHY WITHOUT TRYING

Sunday is prep day. The key is to making this easy and a no brainer. On Sunday, cut up or buy a bag of pre-cut veggies. Place some hummus on the bottom of a jar and add a handful of veggies. Place them in your fridge and you have the perfect snack for the week. Another trick that I do is hard boil eggs on Sunday and place them in my fridge. This way I can make a quick sandwich or just have them as a snack when I’m hungry.

Portion control. When I’m hungry and tired, any thoughts of portions goes right out the window. A trick to making this work is to pre-plan your portions. Since Sunday is now your prep day, take some time to make a large pot of quinoa or beans for the week and rather than leaving the food in the pot, place it in small containers. This way when you’re hungry, you already have a ready made portion and you won’t be tempted to dig into a huge pot.

Don’t just stick with diet foods. While I love vegetables, I’m not the biggest fan of salad leaves. Some are okay, but I prefer to use them as a base rather than a main ingredient…..there I said it. If you are like me, it’s not realistic to find yourself eating salads all day. Truth be told, I find myself throwing on a lot of salad dressing on leaf based salads and that’s not necessarily a healthy choice. So why not indulge in the vegetables you love? Asparagus, beets (especially the yellow ones), broccoli, zucchini all make for wonderful ingredients. Of course, a calorie is a calorie, but your low-calorie veggies like peppers and cucumbers go a long way to making you feel full and you’d have to eat huge amounts for them to have a negative impact on your waistline.

Love a stir fry. This is an old family trick. Look into the fridge and throw everything into a wok. I don’t know what it is about a wok, but it makes everything taste great.

Add veggies to everything. I always have frozen vegetables in my freezer. While it may be better to have them fresh, a wide variety isn’t always available where I live. The first thing I do is throw a whole lot of veggies into my meal and I make sure to eat them first. Not only am I getting my daily serving of greens, but I’m also not going to eat as much as they will fill me up.

Reach for fruit first. My town, seriously, has a sweets shop on every corner and each local food shop (there are 6 within less than a 5 minute walk), has a section of fresh pastries that gets delivered every day. Sometimes it’s hard to resist. So what do you do? Reach for fruit. An apple, for instance, can be dipped in cinnamon to give it that something extra. This might not always work, but sometimes it will do just the trick and if it doesn’t then it will at least fill you up, so hopefully you won’t eat as much sugar later.
how to eat healthy without trying

So you see, it’s really all about taking small steps and not making drastic changes all at once. This way you’ll be more likely to stick to a good plan without going off the rails at the slightest bit of stress that life throws your way.

What are some of your tips for eating healthy?

For more don’t forget to follow me on INSTAGRAM and PINTEREST

IF YOU ENJOYED THIS ARTICLE PLEASE SHARE IT AND SIGN UP FOR REGULAR UPDATES
blogger

Caroline

Caroline has been dancing ballet and modern for most of her life. She has worked as an indoor rock climbing instructor, personal trainer and most recently, a top level, fully certified Pilates instructor teaching high profile athletes and Hollywood celebrities.

Latest posts by Caroline (see all)

    You Might Also Like

    Best Gifts For The Fitness Lover

    Working Out After 40

    Shoulder Stretches

    How To Curb Emotional Eating

    Muscle Imbalance And Back Pain

    Everyone Can Learn To Love Exercise

    How To Work With A Personal Trainer

    5 Daily Habits That Hurt Your Health

    All About Pilates

    Best Exercises If You Do Manual Labour

    5 Best Abdominal Exercises

    Is CrossFit Right For You

    Succeed At Working Out

    Free Weights VS Machines

    Your Workout Motivation

    A Fool Proof Easy Way To Lose Weight

    Your Must Do Morning Workout

    How To Maximize Your Gym Time

    What Is Pilates

    Post Workout Beauty Hacks

    Natural Energy Drinks

    Your Summer Fitness Guide

    What If I Hate The Gym

    What Is Your Perfect Workout

    September Ab Challenge Week Three

    Everything You Need To Be A Runner

    Should You Exercise When You Are Sick

    Pros And Cons Of The Elliptical

    How To Have Energy After Lunch

    Beginners Guide To Gym Equipment Part 1

    Best Exercises To Tone Your Glutes

    September Ab Challenge Week Two

    5 Day Workout Plan Part 2

    September Ab Challenge Week Four

    Get Fit While Watching TV

    Best Arm Exercises For Summer 2015

    How Much Weight Can You Lose In A Month

    Cute Workout Gear For Every Body Shape

    Should I Use A Heart Rate Monitor

    10 Easy Ways To Get More Fit

    How To Boost Your Metabolism

    The Importance Of Stretching In Style

    Why Not Drinking Enough Water Can Make You Fat

    What Happens To Your Body When You Stop Exercising

    What To Eat Before A Party

    Get Fit The Easy Way

    How To Become A Runner

    Why What You Wear To The Gym Matters

    Tips On Getting And Staying Fit In 2016

    Cold Weather And Muscle Pain

    The Basics Of Hip Stretches

    Killer Abs Ball Workout

    Frequently Asked Fitness Questions

    20 Minute Workout From FitWise

    Why Is Sitting Too Much So Bad

    Best Warmup For Your Workout

    Can Food Really Burn Fat

    Best Complimentary Activity For Your Workout.

    Summer Health And Beauty

    Best Stretches Pre And Post Swim

    Which Style Of Yoga Is Best For You

    How To Wear Athleisure

    What To Look For In A Smoothie

    How To Relieve Joint Pain

    Hit The Gym In Style

    Best Low Impact Workouts

    How Important Is A Warmup

    How To Stay Healthy While Traveling

    Losing Weight In Your 40s

    Foot And Ankle Exercises

    Diet Foods To Avoid

    Your At Home Workout Routine

    My Gym Bag Essentials

    Your Guide To Killer Abs

    Why Do We Focus On Weight

    Stay Fit And Healthy For The Holidays

    How To Detox Your Body Naturally

    Great Metabolism Myths

    How To Maintain Weight Loss

    September Ab Challenge Recap

    Benefits Of Walking

    What To Do Post Workout

    A Beginners Guide To Gym Equipment Part 2

    Do I Really Need To Workout

    How To Strengthen Your Bones

    How To Stay Healthy For The Holidays

    Morning Stretches True North Fitness Guide

    11 Most Common Workout Mistakes

    Toning VS Bulking Up

    How To Keep Your Diet On Track

    The Only Diet You Need Is Balance

    Caffeine And Working Out

    How To Love Your Body

    What Is The Deal With All These Diets

    Theraband Workout

    Top 5 Fitness Posts of 2015

    Stretching Mistakes You Might Be Making

    Underactive Thyroid And Weight Loss

    Ultimate Foot Guide And How To Relieve Foot Pain

    Must Do Morning Stretches

    Best Headphones For Working Out

    Foods That Reduce Stress

    5 Stretches To Do Before Bed

    8 Ways To Learn To Love Running

    How To Get Your Diet Back On Track

    Best Stretches If You Sit At A Desk All Day

    Why Your Workout Suddenly Feels Hard

    Tips On Working Out In Summer Months

    How To Increase Your Endurance

    How To Easily Get Fit And Healthy

    At Home Quickstart Workout

    Killer Foam Roller Ab Workout

    FitWise Straight Talk About Getting Fit And Healthy

    Top 10 Songs For The Gym

    No Gym Arm Workout

    Muscle Imbalances And Upper Body Pain

    Why Do I Need To Stretch My Calves

    How To Stay Healthy In Winter

    High Impact VS Low Impact

    Best Travel Workout

    Running Outdoors in Winter

    Wrist Exercises For Bloggers

    Pocket Fitness Guides

    The Importance Of Cross Training

    How To Alleviate Back Pain

    How To Feel Confident When Working Out

    Why Is Exercise So Important

    Best Exercises For A Desk Job

    What You Should Know About Fitness

    What To Do When You Plateau

    How To Treat Sore Muscles

    6 Tips To Stop Bloating

    Is being thin enough

    The Truth About Abs

    How To Be A Better Athlete

    How To Feel Confident About Your Diet

    Is Training Harder Better

    Can I Lose Weight And Still Eat Sweets

    When To Listen To Your Body

    Home Gym Must Haves

    Urban Hiking The New Workout

    How To Incorporate Exercise Into Everyday

    How To Increase Flexibility

    Why Should Women Lift Weights

    Are you Over Exercising

    6 Best Exercises For Runners

    How To Keep Gym Clothes Fresh

    Why You Shouldn’t Weigh Yourself

    FitWise A Sneak Peek

    What To Eat Pre And Post Workout

    Sports Drinks VS Water

    How To Feel Good About Your Body

    How To Make Exercise A Habit

    How To Get A Shapely Butt

    How Breathing Can Improve Your Workout

    How To Incorporate Pilates Into Everyday

    Best Recipes For Food Sensitivities

    Is Running Bad For Your Knees

    How To Improve Your Posture

    How To Deal With A Bad Workout

    How To Come Back After An Injury

    Muscle Pain VS Injury

    Traveling With A Sensitive Stomach

    Health Fitness And My Thyroid

    Lean Greens Review

    Tips For Getting Back To The Gym

    Diet And Fitness Tips You Need To Ignore

    Best Stretches For Relaxation

    How To Cut 500 Calories A Day Without Exercise

    Why You Are Doing Your Ab Workout All Wrong

    How To Buy The Best Running Shoes

    How To Choose The Best Running Shoes

    How To Deal With Muscle Cramps

    Run Better With These Easy Tips

    Best Exercises For a Toned Back

    5 Cardio Myths Debunked

    4 Ways To Turn Your Walk Into A Workout

    Yoga VS Pilates Which One Is For You

    7 Healthy Morning Habits for Looking And Feeling Your Best

    Eat Carbs And Lose Weight

    When You Don’t Have Time To Workout

    Why You Need To Cool Down Post Workout

    Ballet Inspired Leg Workout

    September Ab Challenge Week One

    October Fashion Beauty And Fitness Picks

    All About Your Knees

    Why You Should Take A Dance Class Now

    How To Workout In The Morning

    Fitness Fanatics Shopping Guide

    7 Times It Is Okay To Skip A Workout

    Why Should You Meditate

    How To Increase Your Bust Size

    How To Actually Lose Weight

    Treadmill Running Charts

    How to Stick With Your Diet When No One Wants You To

    How To Make A Short Workout Count

    Talk Fitness With An Expert

    How To Know If You Are Exercising Too Much

    Working Out Diet And Your Period

    Best Stretches For Runners

    Why Exercise Is Good For Your Skin

    Best Foods To Give You Energy

    Muscle Imbalance And Knee Pain

    How To Ease Sciatic Pain

    Fitness Myths Debunked

    Fitness Terms You Should Know

    Why You Are Not Losing Weight

    How To Speed Up Weight Loss

    Best Exercises If You Are On Your Feet All Day

    Losing Weight In 2017

    5 Day Workout Plan Part 1

    The Truth About Protein Shakes

    How To Start Running

    Ballet For Fitness: Is Back In Style

    Exercise And Your Skin

    20 Minute Workout By FitWise

    How To Buy Workout Clothes

    How To Choose A Personal Trainer

    How To Deal With Bloating

    6 Comments

    1. Great tips! I always find planning meals in advance means i eat much healthier (and avoid picking up junk food!) I need to work on portion sizes though, oops! x

      1. Portion size the absolute hardest, I totally get it!
        xo

    2. Caroline Schurman-Grenier

      Great tips! I do to prep on Sundays, but I do find cooking quite therapeutic during the week. So I plan what I’m going to make but don’t necessarily make everything on Sundays.

      http://www.mademosielleaventure.com

      1. I totally agree! My lifestyle lets me pick up food as I go during the week so I plan ahead but everything is made the day of.
        xo

    3. Great tips! I eat a low carb, high fat diet and it’s literally soooooo easy and it keeps my blood sugar in check. How can you say no to a meal plan that involves eating all the bacon you want??

      COOCOO FOR COCO

      1. Thank you! I think that there are so many different “eating plans” that there’s something for everyone.
        xo

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

    The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

    Close