Office workers have constant pressure, deadlines to meet, early mornings and late nights, frequent dining out and after work drinks, making it easy to forget that mindful eating habits are vital for great health. I want to share healthy eating tips that are excellent to enhance healthy living, increasing brain function, boost metabolism and give you power from inside.
Start the right way with breakfast
Our lifestyles often do not allow for elaborate eating in the mornings (due to time limitation) and this is not required when you look at a simple healthy breakfast which is a must-do activity every morning. Avoid sugars and carbohydrates and focus on protein rich, high in fibre and complex carbs. Choose something like quality protein powders, eggs, yogurt, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, oatmeal.
I know you are tired of hearing about drinking water, but you will always hear that a minimum of eight glasses of water keep your concentration sharp, smoother digestion, keep hunger at bay and keep energy levels high.
Caffeine is overrated and the less you consume the better as it overloads your liver while dehydrating you too. Try healthy teas instead like green tea, peppermints tea and other herbal teas.
Eat Whole Foods
You know what our ancestors survive and thrived on? They relied on whole foods like veggies, fruit, seeds, nuts, grains, beans, fish and fresh meats. That is the key to healthy living if only more of us wants to live by it. If you wonder about packing lunch or a snack to the office, think about sliced veggies, fruit, nut and seed bars. Avoid refined and packaged foods loaded with preservatives, stabilizers excess sodium, sugar, etc. Powerful foods like spinach, Swiss chard, kale as greens are excellent every day.
Avoid Late Meals
Even when working late rather plan ahead and take food along, but avoid eating late if possible as your metabolism slows significantly at night. Anything you eat after eight or within two hours of bed time sits on your hips.
Never overeat as you only need to be sufficed 80 percent when deciding to stop. Only when you remain hungry, eat a bit more.
When you have snacks handy, like a protein bar, nuts or fruit and veggie slices, it will decrease over eating during mealtimes. Snacking every three hours steadies blood sugar levels too.
Avoid Processed and White Foods
This includes white sauces, white pastas, white bread and white rice as well as all white flour foods like cakes and pastries. Instead enjoy wild rice, quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta and bread.
Limit Alcohol Intake
When you take an alcoholic drink, please have a glass of water after each with females limiting themselves to one drink and males to two a day when possible. When you have to drink socially drink light beers, white wine spritzers.
Dine Out Smartly
We love eating out at restaurants, however you can still enjoy lunches and dinners at favourite restaurants when you look for food that are grilled, broiled, baked or steamed. When you read words accompanied with pan-fried, scalloped, fried, stuffed or sautéed it indicates high calories and high fat.
These tips I shared are easily implemented into any busy lifestyle and all you need to remember is that your key to a balanced, healthy lifestyle is dedication. Just as dedicated as you are to work, you should be as dedicated to healthy living.