Staying on a healthy diet can sometimes be difficult - after all, cake is just so delicious! Whether you're trying to lose weight, build muscle mass or generally trying to remain a healthy human being, getting the best nutrients for your body isn't always an easy task, but it doesn't have to be difficult. There are plenty of small changes you can make, like sticking to natural healthy foods and cutting out certain foods, which can help you stay on a healthy track and not leave you feeling bored. No matter what your dietary preferences may be, we have compiled a list of the easiest ways you can make healthier changes to your diet today.
1. Start the day with protein
A great way to help lose or maintain your weight is by eating plenty of protein, and it is most important to get protein into your body first thing in the morning. Smoothies are a great way to get your day started, and almonds are packed with high-quality protein, so if you can get your hands on a smoothie with almond milk, you've got a healthy breakfast option. The Superhero Shake from Redemption in Westbourne is made with almond milk and is bursting with healthy fruits and berries along with chia and hemp seeds, to help kick your day off perfectly.
2. Eat nutrient-packed foods
It sounds like an obvious one, but eating foods which are rich in nutrients such as sweet potatoes, broccoli, spinach and salmon is the best thing you can do for your body. Not only are you giving your body everything it needs, but it also reduces your cravings for snacks in between meals as they keep you fuller for longer. A restaurant like Rawligion in London is ideal for finding nutrient-packed dishes as it serves organic, plant-based foods. Their Broccoli and Sweet Potato Curry with Quinoa is mouth-wateringly delicious meal which tastes so good while remaining completely healthy.
3. Reduce your sugar intake
It's no secret that sugar isn't the best thing for your body. Not only does it contribute to weight gain but it heightens your cravings and is highly addictive. By removing sugar from your diet, you will start to notice that you have far more energy and crash far less. Many of our favourite desserts contain sugar, but there are plenty of sugar-free alternatives that are just as yummy. Romeo's Sugar-free Bakery has a whole menu chock full of sugar-free treats, including their Lemon and Coconut Sugar Crepes. Natural sugars found in fruits are far better for you, and the coconut sugar in this dish will make you wonder why you hadn't tried it before.
4. Add salsa for your veggies
Eating lots of fresh veggies is the key to a healthy lifestyle, but sometimes it isn't super exciting. However, making a few little changes to the way you eat them can make it so much more enjoyable. Salsa is super easy to make and totally delicious whilst being healthy. Dipping your vegetables into a salsa can make all the difference, and where better to get ahold of some tasty salsa than at a Mexican restaurant like Tortilla? They serve a range of naked burrito bowls which are made with fresh vegetables and they go perfectly with a side serving of salsa.
It doesn't have to be difficult to keep on a healthy track whilst enjoying your food. Making a few small changes to the way you eat can make all the difference and help improve your lifestyle. Whether it's eating more veggies or cutting out sugar, there are ways to stick to a clean and healthy diet which can still be totally tasty.
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