The beginning of a new year often comes with the goal of eating better. Eating better doesn’t have to be hard. Try these simple tips to transition into a healthy diet.
Try focusing on two areas:
- Fill yourself with vegetables and fruit. These foods are low in calories and packed with vital nutrients. Fruit can also satiate a sweet tooth with natural sugar, instead of refined, processed sugar and unhealthy sugar substitutes.
- Include protein. Protein will help curve hunger, as it reduces appetite and hunger. Your metabolism will receive a boost from protein, helping with weight loss. Protein is good for muscle strength and bone health. Tryptophan, an amino acid found in most protein-rich foods, is converted into serotonin*.
*Eating carbohydrates help tryptophan cross the blood/brain barrier.