Spring is in the air and that means bikini season is right round the corner. Now is the time to start shedding those Christmas pounds and start looking fabulous for when the sun comes out.
Some people think that getting into shape means doing a complete overhaul of their lifestyle. They start starving themselves and spending every waking hour working out and up being utterly miserable. You will be pleased to know that all of this is completely unnecessary. You can still get healthy without being a complete bore. These small but effective diet changes will help you get rid of a few unwanted pounds and, most importantly, make you feel healthy.
Modify Your Portion Size
This is one of the easiest yet most overlooked diet change you can make. You don’t need to cut anything out or give up your favourite food, all you have to do is eat a bit less of it. If you can reduce your portion size by about a quarter, you will quickly start to see a difference in your body and the way you feel. Just make sure you resist the temptation to go and grab yourself some seconds once you’ve finished your reduced portion!
Spice Up Your Food
We all know that eating lots of vegetables is good for us. Unfortunately, broccoli doesn’t taste nearly as good as a burger and fries. But, eating healthy doesn’t restrict you to boiled veg on the side of your grilled chicken. Get the healthy food you need to eat and then add some spices and seasoning to make it taste amazing. Be bold with your recipes and it will really pay off.
Once your healthy foods stop seeming so boring, eating them will be a pleasure and you will be a healthier version of yourself in no time. This trick is great for improving your diet, without sacrificing any flavour.
Spend Your Sunday Night Prepping
Let’s be honest, nothing interesting happens on a Sunday night, so you might as well spend it in your kitchen. If you dedicate a bit of time on Sunday night to making yourself lunches to take to work, you will seriously thank yourself. Not only will you save money because you won’t have to buy lunch, but you will also have the satisfaction of knowing you are consuming good quality, homemade food. Burrito bowls, pasta salads and couscous are all wholesome and delicious meals that can easily be transported to work.
If you make a big batch of something on Sunday night, you should have enough to tide you over until Friday, assuming you don’t use anything too perishable, like avocado.
Add Some Colour To Your Food
Skittles definitely had one thing right when they told us to taste the rainbow. Filling up your body with vegetables of every colour of the rainbow will give you all the phytonutrients you need to fight a whole host of diseases. The range of colours also makes your food look more interesting and, by default, more appealing. Throw some reds, oranges, yellows, greens and purples into your next meal and feel the healthy, colourful goodness flow through your body. If nothing else, your food will look great on Instagram!