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How to Start eating Healthy without Feeling Overwhlemed

Do you sometimes wonder how you can make healthy choices without giving into temptations? Being constantly having to be on your toes, whether it’s rushing to work or running around the kids, it can sometimes be difficult to take care of yourself.

How to Start Eating healthy right now successfully

When it comes to eating healthy if you choose to go on strict diets and if that’s what works for you, by all means, go ahead. But in this post, I’m going to talk about how you can start eating healthy one step at a time by making simple and small changes in your everyday routine. These are some simple strategies that you can use in your everyday life. Remember it’s those small changes you make that ultimately matter in the end.

 

Make it Colorful

how to start eating healthy

Making your food colorful by adding fruits makes it all the more fun. If you take lunch to your work, carrying fruits like blueberries, strawberries, grapes etc. will give that extra pop of color to an otherwise boring lunch. The ‘Rainbow Food Trend’ has been going on for quite a while on Instagram – why not make it healthy by making a fun Rainbow Salad?!


Sneak in those Veggies

Not feeling like having a salad? Don’t worry. You’re not the only one. Try and sneak in more veggies in other things like smoothies, omelettes, or pasta. You can even make spiralized noodles from veggies like zucchini, carrots, cucumber etc. with the help of a spiralizer or a julienne tool – I mean no one can say no to noodles, right?

Change up your Plates

Recently, I came across an article that stated that eating controlled portions is also dependent on the size of plates you use to eat. I gave this a try and well, it does work to a certain extent guys. You see the human mind is very tricky and by using smaller dishes or slimmer glasses you can trick your brain into believing that you are eating more. Mind = blown.

Healthy Treats

Eating healthy does not necessarily mean cutting down on all treats.

In fact, the body can sometimes start craving things if you deprive it of all kinds of treats. That’s why I always prefer eating healthier treats instead of going all out every single time.

In the warmer days, I almost always crave something sweet after dinner. And then I almost always end up with that guilty feeling when I indulge in a scoop of ice cream or cookie. Does that happen with you too?

So when I was recently sent these Arctic Zero Fit Frozen Desserts to try out, I knew I’ve got to try them out! My husband is a huge fan of Peanut Butter so that was his favorite flavor while I really enjoyed the Rocky Road Trip flavor that had chocolate with toasted almonds & marshmallow in it.

arctic zero fit frozen desserts

 

They are unlike any other desserts and are –

  • Lactose Free
  • Low Glycemic
  • Gluten free and
  • GMO-free

Plus each pint just has 300 calories (or 75 cal per serving). Now that’s what I call a winner!

A perfect zero-guilt pleasure whenever your sweet tooth strikes.

Oh and there’s also an Ibotta Offer going on right now {referral link} where you can get $1.50 cash back on Arctic Zero Frozen desserts.

Flavored Water

We all know how important it is to drink water – so I’m not about to go on and on about the importance of staying hydrated. Instead what I’m going to say is this – plain water can sometimes be boring. So try out flavored water or infused water by adding lemons or fruits like strawberries or even mint or cucumber in your water.

By taking these small steps at a time, you will unknowingly start eating healthy and your body will thank you for that.

What are your favorite ways to avoid temptations and eat in a healthier way?

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33 Comments

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    dancingpalmtrees

    April 13, 2017

    I Love your articles but I have trouble navigating them with all the pop-up ads. It is very difficult for me to follow the text. I can’t even find the Like button! Some of the problem might be my computer but I also have vision problems and a page that’s too complex is impossible for me to follow with my poor eyesight. Do you have another version that’s plain with just the text of the article. No ads. or pop up requests.

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      smilingnotes

      April 13, 2017

      Thanks a lot for letting me know about it. I always appreciate feedback. I will inform the ad companies so that they are less intrusive. Unfortunately, sometimes I don’t have control on what ads decide to pop up although I do try to keep it minimal. But I’ll definitely change it going forward. XoXo

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    Erika Kind

    April 13, 2017

    It truly can be overwhelming when you start changing your eating habits. Your tips are great and motivat to start asap!!

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      smilingnotes

      April 14, 2017

      Yes, Erika. I agree. And the thing is, it’s really easy to eat unhealthy food since it’s always so delicious which makes it even harder to eat healthy foods 😀

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        Erika Kind

        April 14, 2017

        Right, that unhealthy food is filled with stuff that makes you craving for more …!

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          smilingnotes

          April 14, 2017

          Oh yeah!! It really does make you feel like eating more which causes all the more harm!

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    dancingpalmtrees

    April 13, 2017

    The ads and moving menus make it difficult to read. Still can’t get the Like button to load.

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      smilingnotes

      April 13, 2017

      Damn, that’s really strange. I may have to look into my site settings to fix it 🙁are you seeing this from your laptop or mobile?

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        dancingpalmtrees

        April 16, 2017

        I finally found the Like button.

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          smilingnotes

          April 16, 2017

          Oh thank God! I’m still trying to figure things out and trying to edit the settings on my site.

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    Lifestylebites3

    April 14, 2017

    I totally agree as the colourful food ingredients brings some pull toward healthy diet and eating small portion in small plate makes such a difference

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    SaraD. (@saraassistsyou)

    April 14, 2017

    Hi, this was a great little post. Small little things do add up over time. It can trick you into thinking you’re not on a diet which might work for some because of the negative energy around that word.

    Zooming in via Blogger’s Pitstop

    Sara @SaraDuggan.Me

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      smilingnotes

      April 14, 2017

      Definitely, Sara. Many people turn away when they hear the word ‘diet’
      So it’s always better to start with small baby steps towards the right direction. Thanks a lot for stopping by.

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    These little changes will really help to remove negative foods.
    Kathleen
    Blogger’s Pit Stop

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    dancingpalmtrees

    April 16, 2017

    As one who lived through having a minor stroke at age 49 and losing some of the vision in my left eye all I can say is that the choice is yours. Because sooner or later bad eating habits will catch up to you. I thought I could get away with poor eating habits because I’m thin, never smoked, rarely drank alcohol and exercised. Not so. I’m fortunate to have survived but I will never again see properly out of my Left eye and I will always have some balance difficulties. Don’t be for into a healthy lifestyle decision while lying on a gurney in the emergency room. Since then I’ve been hospitalized several times battling high blood pressure. It took years to get it under control. Certain foods I either don’t or can’t eat. Eat the right way while you’re still young. Health is wealth.

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      smilingnotes

      April 16, 2017

      Very well said, Deborah! Your words are filled with wisdom and I truly wish everyone reads this comment and understands the benefits of healthy eating. I too am guilty of not eating perfectly healthy things all the time but I definitely try. Thanks a lot for your valuable comment!

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    This post made the most-clicked list on the Blogger’s Pit Stop. Congratulations. Be looking for a feature on Friday. Well done.

    Kathleen
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      smilingnotes

      April 18, 2017

      Yayy! That is so awesome!! Thanks a lot, Kathleen… will be keeping an eye out for your post 💕

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    Menaka Bharathi

    April 19, 2017

    Very nice post to be shared, As u said eating in small plate makes big difference.
    Thanks for joining The Bloggers Pit Stop
    Pit Stop Crew

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      smilingnotes

      April 21, 2017

      Definitely, Menaka! It really makes a lot of difference.

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    Beverly

    April 19, 2017

    I a one of those that needs a little something after dinner at night. No matter what, I can’t seem to get past it. These ice cream treats might help.
    Thanks for sharing at Over The Moon Party.
    Hugs,
    Bev

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      smilingnotes

      April 21, 2017

      Oh it’s a constant struggle for me…me trying to fight the urge to get a sweet treat after a meal 🙂 Thanks a lot for stopping by, Beverly!

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