I know how difficult it is. When you see a piece of fried chicken and a salad, it's hard to turn down the crispy deep fried deliciousness of that insane amount of saturated calories. But there are little ways to slowly improve your health with food, without changing your diet altogether. Ways to ease in to being a healthy eater, and here are a few of those small, easy changes!
1) Lemon Water
Drinking lemon water throughout the day has so many health benefits, including but not limited to, fushing out toxins, giving you extra nutrients, and improving skin.
A great way to improve your health with lemon water is to ask for it instead of a coke with sit-down meals. This way you won't feel as bad enjoying a large meal as well.
2) Not Putting Sugar in Your Coffee or Tea
I have to admit, I was always a "Double Double" drinker up until two years ago when I stopped adding sugar to my coffee every morning. At first, it was terrible. I hated it. But after not long I became grossed out by having sugar in my coffee, because your body isn't meant to take unnatural sugar, you've just become accustomed to it. Once you start going without it, your body returns to it's normal state of "don't put that sh!t in your body".
3) Eat Fish Once or Twice in a Week
Fish in large quantities is definitely not good for you, but for optimal health, fish once or twice a week is a great source of protien and nutrients, so try swapping one of your typical less than healthy meals with sushi, salmon, or tuna.
4) Stop Eating Bacon
Pork in particular isn't very good for you, but the absolute worst form of pork is bacon. There are no health benefits from bacon, so when you have your classic breakfast in the morning, try switching out the bacon for turkey bacon or turkey sausages, which will give you actual nutrients without the saturated fat.
It is not a coincidence that bacon is often assosiated with America... along with obesity.
5) Would You Like Fries With That?
On the chance that you absolutely must eat and there is nothing else open other than a McDonalds or other fast food chain, at the very least, don't get the fries. The fries are the worst.
6) Pack Your Lunch The Night Before
When you're in a rush in the morning it's easy to just throw something unhealthy in your purse or pick up fast food on the way to work, but if you have even ten minutes a night to pack some fruit, yogurt, and protien, you can save yourself many non nutritional calories to your daily amount.
7) Cut Back on Bread
You don't need to cut back on bread entirely, but avoiding the extra pieces or the bread roll that came with your pasta can definitely aid in weight loss and health.
8) Don't Have The Extra Drink
It's totally healthy to have a glass of wine or two with your dinner, but you're not doing yourself any favours by having a third, fourth, or fifth glass.
Hope this helped anyone trying to live a healthier lifestyle! :)